There were reports claiming that Vijay Sethupathi had to opt out of Aamir Khan’s project Lal Singh Chaddha because he was unable to shed weight to play the character.
However Vijay Sethupathi has himself clarified the reason behind not being part of the film.
“Aamir sir personally offered me the role. He then flew down to Tamil Nadu where I was shooting to narrate the script to me.
For some reason the director Advait Chandan couldn’t come. Aamir sir came alone, narrated the script and stayed overnight in that town and left the next morning. Such a big superstar and no airs. And he is a marvelous storyteller.
The way he narrated the story was mesmerising. I immediately said yes. Then COVID happened. It ransacked all our plans. After the lockdown I had five Telugu projects in various stages of production to complete.
I just couldn’t accommodate Lal Singh Chadha in my schedule. It would be an honour and a pleasure to work with him sometime in the near future,” Vijay Sethupathi said.
At present Vijay Sethupathi is part of several flicks inlcuding, Thuglaq Darbar and Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal.