Shankar’s Muthalvan was first offered to Rajinikanth and then to Vijay, but as both the actors refused to sign the dotted line, the grandeur director selected Arjun and the film was a blockbuster.
Shankar also directed Muthalvan in Hindi with Anil Kapoor as Nayak. Although Nayak wasn’t a blockbuster, the film got good critical acclaim and even now, it’s being aired in popular TV channels.
The latest update is that Rajamouli’s dad Vijayendra Prasad, who wrote scripts for Baahubali and Bhaijraangi Bhaijaan is working on the sequel of Nayak in Hindi.
Reports say that Eros will be producing the project but it’s unclear whether Shankar will be directing the it or not.