In an official note, director Bala stated that the duo had a mutual discussion before Suriya opted out of the film
Last Updated: 03.40 PM, Dec 04, 2022
It's finally official! After much speculation that Suriya's Vanangaan has been put on hold, director Bala has now released an official statement in which he has written that Suriya has indeed walked out of the film. In an official statement from Bala, the director said that he wished to make a film titled Vanangaan with Suriya, but since certain changes were made to the script, he was apprehensive about the fact that whether the story would suit Suriya.
In the statement, which is penned in Tamil, Bala wrote, "Suriya completely believes in me and the story of Vanangaan. I didn't want to let down my younger brother who believes in me and respects me so much. So, after mutual discussion, we have both decided to let Suriya off the film. Though he is completely upset about the same, the decision has been taken for his own good. We will come together again, just like we did for Nandha and Pithamagan. However, the film will continue without Suriya."
Earlier, there were speculations that the film has been dropped after creative differences cropped up between Suriya and Bala. The first schedule was wrapped up in Kanyakumari in September, and there were no updates from the team thereafter. Suriya was said to be playing a fisherman in the film and the team had even erected a set which they donated to the villagers after the completion of the shoot. Suriya then replied to the rumours in style and dropped a picture with the director and said that he was eagerly looking forward to the project. The second schedule was supposed to begin in Goa, but it got indefinitely delayed.
The film has Krithi Shetty and Mamitha Baiju as the leading ladies. Interestingly, Bala and Suriya had come together for the film after 18 long years and fans of the duo were eagerly looking forward to the film. The news has come as a huge shock for fans of the duo.