While he came up with the
Paruthiveeran script, Ameer’s initial
choice of actor for the lead role was Vijay.
But the combination couldn’t join due
to many reasons. Had the union happened, Vijay,
who was doing uniform mass hero roles, would
have been seen sporting a role of a hardcore
village boy, which not many would have expected.
Considering the film rose to immense fame
during the time when Vijay was facing a series
of failures, it really is a combo missed.