Director Sundar C had approached Vijay for his magnum opus Sanghamitra. The historical-fantasy drama is being made with a budget of 350 crores, making it one of the costliest movies to be made. The film is bankrolled by Sri Thenandal films and will be the production house’s 100th film venture. The film already boasts of an spectacular technical crew consisting of A.R. Rahman, R.C. Kamalakannan, Sudeep Chatterjee and Sabu Cyril .

In spite of this, Vijay has opted out of the project. The film requires bulk dates of a year and Vijay is not in the position to just work on a single film for a year. The actor has previously learnt a bitter lesson with Chimbudevan Puli. The movie made over a period of a year and with a budget of 100 crores was a disaster at the box office. The film was also critically trashed. Sundar C had previously approached Suriya who also has declined the project also.