Surya in place of Mahesh Babu & Vijay
Mahesh Babu pulled out of 3Idiots remake citing date problem. In Tamil too Shankar has to face problem with Vijay. With two stars pulling out of the project, Shankar is thinking of Surya to replace both Mahesh Babu and Vijay. Surya is also popular in Telugu. Therefore, Surya can do Aamir Khan’s role in both versions. It is indeed a blessing in disguise for producers. They can save some money. Surya has not yet given his nod to this prestigious project.
Ileana plays female lead in both versions. Harris Jayaraj scores music.