Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi was all set to play the role of Aamir Khan’s friend in his Bollywood debut titled as ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’, but had opted out of the film. While the south star was excited to work with Aamir Khan, the news came as a shock to his fans. Ever since the news was out that, there have been numerous reports on the reasons for Vijay Sethupathi opting out of the film.
Though we had earlier reported that Vijay Sethupathi had opted out of the project due to his acting commitments. The pandemic brought several shoots to halt and due to a lot of rescheduling, Vijay had to honour the dates of his films which he was previously a part of.
But recent reports doing the rounds is that Bollywood star Aamir Khan had wanted Vijay Sethupathi to reduce weight for the character but as he failed to do so, he was replaced in the movie. Due to these false reports, actor Vijay Sethupathi seems to have clarified on the real reason behind him opting out of the movie.
The clarification has dismissed rumours on Vijay Sethupathi’s weight being reason for exiting the Aamir Khan movie. The south actor has also praised Aamir Khan as the sweetest gentleman as he had come to a village where Vijay Sethupathi was shooting and narrated the story and made him agree. He also prasied the Bollywood star for his hospitality when he visited his house in Mumbai.
Aamir’s home production venture ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is an official remake of Hollywood movie ‘Forest Gump’. Though Vijay Sethupathi has walked out of the project, he will be making his Bollywood debut with a silent film titled ‘Gandhi Talks’, which was announced recently.