Suriya’s ’24’ was first offered to Mahesh Babu

Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Actor Suriya-starrer upcoming Tamil revenge thriller was originally offered to Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, who turned it down citing some issues with the film’s script, an informed source said.

“Director Vikram Kumar had originally approached Mahesh with the script. He read it and really liked the first half. However, he was not happy with the second half and, hence, turned down the offer, which eventually was lapped up by Suriya,” the source told IANS.

Tipped to be a tale with the concept of time-travel, Suriya essays triple role in the film.

“Suriya will be playing an elder brother and younger brother. He will also be seen as the son of the elder brother,” the source said.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen play the female leads.

The film has music by A.R. Rahman, and it’s slated for a summer 2016 release.

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