“Ameer is irreplaceable in ‘Vaadivaasal’,” says Vetri Maaran’s production banner amid ‘Paruthiveeran’ controversy

Recently, a dispute regarding the production of ‘Paruthiveeran,’ which starred Suriya’s brother Karthi in the lead, erupted into controversy following the interviews of producer Gnanavel Raja and producer-filmmaker Ameer

November 28, 2023 02:23 pm | Updated November 29, 2023 10:15 am IST

Ameer and Vetri Maaran

Ameer and Vetri Maaran | Photo Credit: @GrassRootFilmCo/X

The recent controversy surrounding the 2007 film, Paruthiveeran, that erupted following the interviews of producer Gnanavel Raja and producer-filmmaker Ameer led to widespread speculations about Ameer’s presence in Vetri Maaran-Suriya’s much-anticipated film Vaadivaasal. Today, Grass Root Film Co, Vetri Maaran’s production banner, cleared the air.

The official X account of the banner shared a picture of Vetri Maaran and Ameer from their recent meeting and said that the prominence of the Vadachennai actor’s role in the script has only increased and that it is a tailor-made role for the actor-director.

A dispute regarding the production of Ameer’s Paruthiveeran, which starred Suriya’s brother Karthi in the lead, became a big controversy with directors like Samuthirkani and Sasikumar condemning Gnanavel Raja for his statements against Ameer. Thankfully, however, it seems like the controversy hasn’t affected Vaadivaasal.

Based on a novel by C.S. Chellappa, Vaadivaasal revolves around Jallikattu, a traditional event that takes place in Tamil Nadu as part of Pongal celebrations. While GV Prakash Kumar is composing the music for this project, R Velraj handles the camera. The film is produced by Kalaipuli Thanu under his V Creations banner.

The film is expected to start shooting next year. An earlier released video showed Suriya training with Jallikattu fighters for the role.

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