Silambarasan who was in a dilemma, whether to do Shankar’s 3 Idiots remake, has now opted out of the project.
The star who took the night flight to KL for the Endhiran audio launch, met up with Shankar on the way to the airport and had a heart to heart chat with him.
Later Simbu tweeted around midnight: “Met shankar sir and had a discussion and now here is the news, I am not doing the 3 idiots remake .I wish the team all the very best”.
The buzz was that Simbu was forced to take the decision as Ajith and Vijay fans on the social networking sites clashed over Simbu’s decision to do 3 Idiots with Vijay.
Ajith fans were peeved that Simbu considered a Thala loyalist, was walking into the enemy camp. At the same time Vijay fans welcomed him with open arms and said that his combo with Ilayathalapathy will rock! (see pic )
At a seminar organized by a Tamil magazine Silambarasan expressed his dilemma over the issue. Speaking at the function Simbu said: “I respect Vijay sir and it would be fantastic to be cast opposite him, but Ajith sir’s fans will not stomach it. They love me a lot and I would not like to hurt their sentiments.”
So the clash of fan ideology had a say in Simbu’s decision to opt out of 3 Idiots, though the star has made it clear: “ It’s not because of Ajith sir fans or Vijay sir fans its just that I really dont feel I would suit the character.” Simbu concludes by saying: “It’s a very personal decision; it has nothing to do with them. I always go by my instinct. Well let us put an end to it by saying – all izz well