Sreedhar Pillai, industry tracker, has also echoed the same. On his Twitter page, he wrote, “Rumours r rife that Sun Pictures has purchased Nanban. I feel it will only b television rights, and not theatricals. Wait 4 official news."
If these rumours turn true, then it is the surprising development for many, as Vijay and former Chief Minister Karnunidhi family were at loggerheads due to political and professional differences, which made them to cut off all ties.
Nanban is a remake of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, which starred Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor in the leads. In the Tamil version, Vijay, Srikanth, Jeeva and Ileana D'Cruz are enacting the respective roles.