Gautham Menon, the popular Tamil film-maker, is not a part of Jacobinte Swargarajyam. Vineeth Sreenivasan, the director of the movie revealed the news through his Facebook page.
According to Vineeth, Gautham Menon was supposed to play a key role in Jacobinte Swargarajyam, the movie which stars Nivin Pauly in the lead role. But he couldn't join the shoot due to Chennai floods.
Jacobinte Swargarajyam started rolling in Dubai, at the same time. The Chennai airport was shut down due to the flood and Gautham couldn't make it to Dubai at the right time.
A rescheduling was impossible for the team at that point, so Gautham Menon had to back out from the movie. Instead, Vineeth Sreenivasan decided to introduce a debutante actor.
The director says that the team was fortunate enough to have found out a brilliant actor for that role, at the right time. But, Vineeth is deeply disappointed about missing the opportunity to work with Gautham.
The rest of the star cast includes Renji Panicker, Saikumar, TG Ravi, Sreenath Bhasi, Dinesh Prabhakar, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan etc. Interestingly, the movie doesn't have a leading lady.