It can be recalled that there were many reports post
Manam that, Mahesh Babu will team up with director
Vikram Kumar. The hero and director duo were also spotted together
at many events. However, nothing such was materialized.
Apparently, Mahesh Babu was the first one to be approached for
Vikram Kumar's 24, which is now done by Suriya. Touted to
be a sci-fi thriller, the film is made with the concept of
time-travel and Suriya will be seen in triple role.
"Director Vikram Kumar had originally approached Mahesh with the
script. He read it and really liked the first half. However, he was
not happy with the second half and, hence, turned down the offer,
which eventually was lapped up by Suriya," a source quoted by IANS
"Suriya will be playing an elder brother and younger brother. He
will also be seen as the son of the elder brother," the source
Meanwhile, people are now curious to know whether Vikram has
considered Mahesh's suggestions or just gone with his instinct
although he moved to Surya only because he was hesitant to make
changes in the script. Well! Only the result of the film can say
who was right. On that note, 24 is slated to release
during the summer 2015.