Contrary to earlier reports that Shankar's Nanban will grace theatres during this Christmas, the latest buzz is that the director is planning to release it by August end. Nanban, remake of the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, has Vijay, Srikanth and Jiiva in the lead roles; S.J. Suryah will play the role of Chatur (Omi Vaidya), Ileana D'Cruz will appear in the role played by Kareena Kapoor, and Sathyaraj will appear as the insensitive professor Virus, which was played by Boman Irani. The movie will be released in Telugu as 3 Rascals. Harris Jayaraj has already started composing music for this film, which will reportedly have its grand music launch soon!