Shankar, who is over the moon from Endhiran's success, has already started the pre-production works. Sources say that it may take another one month to finish scripting works of both the versions. However, Mahesh has reportedly given dates for the director in December, soon after the completion of the first schedule of Dookudu.
Actor Vijay will play the lead role in Tamil version and actress Ileana will play the female lead in both the versions. Shankar has already finalized Jeeva for the third lead, which was played by Sharman Joshi in 3 Idiots. But he is yet to finalize the actor for second lead and Aarya, Silambarasan and Siddharth's name are doing rounds for second fiddle.
Mahesh Babu and Shankar will kick-start their 3 Idiots remake from the first week of December. The director will shoot Telugu and Tamil versions simultaneously and planning to release by next April.