Giving away the treasured titles to other leading stars in a common gesture in Tamil cinema. When SJ Suryah registered his title Puli to direct Vijay in a cop action thriller, the project did not materialize and he went to direct Pawan Kalyan in the same script in Telugu with the title Komaram Puli.
SJ Suryah did not bat an eyelid when Chimbudevan and Vijay requested him to use the title Puli.
Similarly, when Rajinikanth wanted the Lingaa for his project with KS Ravikumar, director Ameer who had originally registered the title gave him away without any condition.
Now, it’s the turn of Raghava Lawrence to repeat what Ameer and SJ Suryah did to Rajinikanth and Vijay. Apparently, the title Vedalam was first registered by Lawrence when the Thala 56 team requested him. Lawrence is said to be more than happy to give away the title to Ajith.