Ilayathalapathy Vijay, who had shown interest to star in the remake of Kannada blockbuster film Vishnuvardhana, is delaying the project. It is because the actor is committed to three projects, which will keep him busy for the next 12 months.
The buzz says that Vijay, who saw Kannada actor Sudeep's Vishnuvardhana a few months ago, was impressed by the storyline and was keen to remake it in Tamil. But as the dates of the actor are packed, director Pon Kumaran was forced to delay the film and start his next bilingual (Kannada and Tamil) project Charulatha, which stars Priyamani.
Vijay is currently filming AR Murugadoss' Thupaki. Then, he will start Gautham Menon's Yohan followed by director AL Vijay's untited film.
Pon Kumaran, who was a former associate of KS Ravikumar, is expected to start the Tamil version of Vishnuvardhana once the actor allots the date. The project is likely to take off in mid 2012. However, it may be recalled that Karthi was also in the race to act in the remake.