Veteran director Bharathiraja and actor Sathyaraj have refused the luring offer to play villain to Vijay in his ongoing film with director Atlee.
“I have played the villain role in Aayutha Ezhuthu for Mani Ratnam. In Pandianaadu I loved the character narrated by Suseenthiran. Why should I act against Vijay?,” Bharathiraja reportedly said.
“I have already played a beautiful role in Vijay’s Nanban. I don’t want to be typecast,” said Sathyraj.
It was only after these rejections, the makers approached director Mahendran and brought him on board.