The first schedule shooting of Vada Chennai which has Dhanush in the lead role was completed. After this, the shooting was suspended. Director Vetrimaaran has mentioned that the shooting of the film was postponed since he was busy in sending Visaranai for Oscar recommendations.
Vijay Sethupathi who had given his call sheet earlier has now quit stating that he has no other choice since the shooting has been postponed. After this Amala Paul has also quit citing call sheet problems. Now there is news that Aishwarya Rajesh has been signed in lieu of Amala Paul. The official announcement regarding this will be made soon
Initially Samantha was approached to play the female lead role opposite Dhanush, but in accordance to her marital plans with Naga Chaitanya, she couldn’t pick it up. Off the late, she was was replaced by Amala Paul for the call sheet issues as mentioned. It is noteworthy that Andrea Jeremiah has already completed shooting some major sequences for the movie during the first schedule.