"Absolutely untrue," Nagesh tells me, "Frankly, I've stopped reacting to rumours. But I'd like to clarify that there's no truth to it. Akshay watched the film some time back and is gung ho about it. I'd love to work with him again."
But there were problems initially. "Yes, Akshay had a tough time on the first four days, I won't deny that. But, later, when he got used to my style of working and also realised what I wanted, there were no problems at all," Nagesh says.