Doing remakes is no easy task. But when director Shankar is at the scheme of things, nothing is difficult. Shankar is ready with the Tamil remake of Three Idiots and the it is all set to grace screens this Pongal.
Vijay plays the role enacted by Aamir Khan in the original. Shankar is all praise for actor Vijay. He hailed Vijay and said like Rajinikanth, he was one actor who was punctual to the sets.
The movie stars Jiiva, Sathyaraj, Srikanth, Ileana, Anuya, Sathyaraj and S J Suryah. Music is by Harris Jeyaraj.
Speaking about the film, Vijay says, ' Shankar is an excellent actor. He can act well, has good timing.' He adds: ' I'm lucky to have acted under his direction. I wanted to work with him for a long time. He is one of the best directors I have met'.
On his part, Jiiva says, 'Shankar has no airs and has been encouraging, especially since my role is supposed to be comical. He constantly gave me instructions as to what I should do.'
'He calls me Koji after the release of my movie Ko. He would say,' Koji turn right or turn left.'
On the songs by Harris Jeyaraj, Shankar says, ' All the songs are catchy and stunning. But my favourite track in the movie is En Friend Pola, the Tamil version of All is well. It took us 14 days to shoot this song'