Rumour mills have it that AR Rahman's prior commitments to his other Hindi projects have made him to opt out of NEP. This has lead Gautham Menon to find a good replacement for the Oscar Award winner and he is keen to rope in his trusted music director Harris Jayaraj. But it is not sure whether they have sealed the deal.
Gautham Menon and Harris Jayaraj, who had delivered some superhit musical pieces like Minnale, Kaakha Kaakha, Vaaranam Aayiram, etc., separated in a dignified manner in 2008.
NEP stars Jeeva in the Tamil version, Nani in Telugu, whereas Aditya Roy Kapoor in the Hindi version. Samantha is playing the female lead in all three instalments.