Vijay, one of the highest-paid actor in Kollywood, gave us many evergreen action movies in the 90s and one of his hit movies, Thirumala, became very popular among his fans.

In the movie, the actor paired up with actress Jyothika who was at the top of her career then.

However, after 17 years, it is now revealed that Jyothika wasn't the first choice to play Vijay's pair in the movie, but the role was given to actress Namratha at first.

Namratha is Telugu superstar actor Mahesh Babu's wife.

The actress who attended the movie shooting for several days opted out of the movie for some unknown reasons.

Now old images from the shooting spot are going viral online. Check out the pictures here: