Rumour has it that Vijay, who is busy with his forthcoming movie "Theri", will be starring in the remake of Rajinikanth's yesteryear hit movie "Mannan".

The buzz says that Sivaji Productions has decided to remake its own "Mannan" and cast Vijay in the lead role. Ace filmmaker KS Ravikumar has been assigned the responsibility of directing the proposed project. 

The makers want to begin the movie in April 2016 and the film is likely to have its muhurat on Tamil New Year, 14 April. The industry insiders feel that KS Ravikumar is the ideal man to direct the movie, given the success rate that he has in churning out mass entertainers.

Reports say that Vijay will be doing a movie with Bharathan before taking up KS Ravikumar's movie. It looks like the actor will be working on two projects simultaneously in the coming year. The makers are yet to confirm the news but if it is true, then it is the first time that Vijay is remaking a Rajinikanth film.

"Mannan" was directed by P Vasu and it featured Vijayashanti and Kushboo in the female lead roles. It is said to be a remake of Kannada blockbuster "Anuraga Aralithu" starring late Kannada icon Dr Rajkumar. Madhavi and Geetha played the female lead roles in the film directed by MS Rajshekar.

The Telugu version, titled "Gharana Mogudu", starred Megastar Chiranjeevi, Nagma and Vani Vishwanath in the lead roles. It was also remade in Bollywood as "Laadla" starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Raveena Tandon.

Vijay busy with "Theri"
Currently, Vijay is busy with "Theri". The talkie portion has been completed with a few songs pending to be shot. The makers have plans to shoot it in January and the movie, which has Amy Jackson in the female lead role, might release in the month of March, 2016.