Once, in an interview, filmmaker SA Chandrashekar, father of actor Vijay had mentioned that he had requested his son not to be a part of unconventional movies, but instead choose to be a part of commercial flicks. It happened after the release of ‘Kannukkul Nilavu’, which won critical acclaims, but didn’t perform well commercially.
Later, the actor accepted to be a part of Mani Ratnam’s assistant Azhagam Perumal, who made the movie ‘Udhaya’. There is a buzz that Vijay instantly accepted to be a part of this film after hearing that AR Rahman is onboard to compose music. Of course, the movie had a good concept and far different from the routine Vijay movies. However, some unexpected issues had put the film’s shoot on hold and it got released lately on March 26, 2004 without any prior announcements. It was quite a disappointment for Vijay fans, but within next 16 days, there came a massive blockbuster release ‘Ghilli’ on April 14, 2004.