Imsai Arasan 23 aam Pulikesi was a cult classic that had Vaigaipuyal Vadivelu in titular role directed by Chimbu Deven. Post his directorial Puli with Vijay, Chimbu Deven started his next which was the sequel of Imsai Arasan titled as Imsai Arasan 24 aam Pulikecei produced by director Shankar’s S Pictures, in association with Lyca Productions. Within a very short period of time since the project's commencement, the film was in doldrums due to the lead actor Vadivelu.
Apparently he was interfering in every department of film making which annoyed the team big time. Added to that, he was also not showing up for the shoot despite repeated reminders. This has caused severe agony to the crew who had complained to the Tamil Film Producers Council to make Vadivelu turn up for the shoot. It was alleged that the actor had asked for Rs 1 crore to be given to him to appear for the shoot. This was not agreed by the production unit and later a Red Card was issued to the actor by the council. A red card means the person in question cannot work in films for a certain period in time.
The latest reports suggested that Yogi Babu was approached to fit into Vadivelu’s shoes and it was also added that the shooting will begin soon with Yogi. But, when we checked with director Chimbu Deven, he vehemently denied this as a baseless rumour. "I also came across a few rumours, but the news is completely false and the issue is yet to be solved. We are expecting to come to a mutual decision soon.", said Chimbu Deven. There are also talks that actor/director/politician Seeman would hold talks with Vadivelu to make him see reason. If these things are taken into consideration, Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu has no other option other than to work in the film as he has not been having work in a long time. Let’s hope that he springs back to make us all jump in laughter!