Ilayathalapathy Vijay has turned down an offer to star in film-maker Sundar C's upcoming highly ambitious mega budget project Sanghamitra, which is tipped to be made on a budget of 350 Crore rupees.
"It is true that Vijay was approached with the offer. Since he was expected to set aside over a year for the project, he was left with no other option but to turn it down. At this stage in his career, Vijay doesn't want to spend over a year on a project," a source close to the Kaththi actor, told IANS.
Sanghamitra, which is expected to be India's costliest film at the time of its release, is being bankrolled by Thenandal Films, which is their 100th production.
While the lead cast is yet to be finalised, Sundar has already locked his technical crew. AR Rahman will compose the tunes, RC Kamalakannan will take care of the visual effects and Sudeep Chaterjee will crank the camera. National Award winning art director Sabu Cyril will look after the art direction.