The filmmaker has claimed that he approached Mahesh Babu recently and discussed about Yohan. The actor was impressed by the storyline and gave his nod to work on the project. The film will be made in three languages - Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Gautham Menon further adds that Mahesh Babu was supposed to work in a different project with him earlier but it did not materialise for some reasons. They would be starting Yohan once they complete their pending films and the finer details are being worked out.
According to Gautham Menon, Vijay opted out because the actor had doubts over the Westernised outlook of Yohan and he felt that his fans may not like it. Though he had liked the script, Ilayathalapathy wanted the script to be changed to suit the tastes of the local audience.
But it did not work well. Hence, they decided to part ways. However, the Kaakha Kaakha director has now decided to change the title of the film.