For Jiiva, 2012 will be a hectic year ahead. There's Shankar's Nanban, the remake of 3 Idiots, Gautam's Needhane En Ponvasandham and Mysskin's Mugamoodi. Besides, he's doing a film with director Ahmed of Vaamanan fame and with S. P. Jananathan who directed Jiiva in the critically-acclaimed E.
In Nanban, Jiiva reprises the role essayed by Sharman Joshi. In NEP, he plays a school boy, a college student and a 28-year-old man. He shrugged off 16 kg for the role, from his earlier 95 kg. 'All thanks to kung fu and my trainer Shiva. He was amazing.'