Actor Suriya’s upcoming Tamil revenge thriller 24 was originally offered to Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, who reportedly turned it down citing issues with the film’s script revealed a source.
“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.
Going by the two first posters of 24, Suriya will be seen in two contrasting roles, that of an assassin and a scientist.
“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.
The movie which also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen, is reportedly based on the concept of time travelling.
The film has music by A R Rahman and it’s slated to release in summer 2016.