Actor-filmmaker Ameer has been brought in as the replacement for actor Vijay Sethupathi, who walked out of Dhanush’s “Vada Chennai” following date issues.
Vijay Sethupathi was to play a brief role in the film.
“Ameer has replaced Vijay in the film. It’s an intense role and Vetrimaaran, amidst his other options, really felt Ameer can pull it off. He will join the sets from the film’s next schedule,” a source from the film’s unit said.
The film, which will be made in three parts, will chronicle 30 years in the life of a gangster from north Chennai, and also Samuthirakani.
This project will mark Vetrimaaran’s fifth association with Dhanush. Apart from working in films such as “Pollathavan” and “Aadukalam”, the duo has also jointly produced critically-acclaimed films “Kaaka Muttai” and “Visaaranai”.