Sunil has proved his mettle at the box office as a solo hero and there is no need for him to act with another hero in a role that is inferior to the actual hero. However, Sunil agreed to play such role in Vettai remake. As far as the original is concerned, Madhavan’s character doesn’t have much scope to hog the limelight. Arya is the hero and Madhavan is restricted to ‘important character’.
When Bellamkonda Suresh offered this role to Sunil, the actor didn’t show much interest in it. However, Bellamkonda promised to pay him the bigger paycheck among the star cast and lured him to get the dates. Sunil is happy to be the top salaried person for a film which has one star son as the lead. But he agreed to play this role only after asking for few changes.
Sunil wants two exclusive songs on him and little betterment done to the character from original to make it look like a hero. Bellamkonda agreed to all the demands and made Sunil happy. So, Chaitanya and Sunil will have equal roles in this film unlike the original Vettai.