Rumours regarding the rift between Prithviraj and director RS Vimal has been doing rounds since the last few days. But Vimal bitterly denied the reports in the recent interview given to SouthLive.
The director confirmed that there are absolutely no issues
between him and Prithviraj. He also made it clear that the duo's
next project, Karnan is not shelved and will start rolling
by the end of 2016.
It was rumoured that Prithviraj decided to opt out from
Karnan, following music director Ramesh Narayan's
allegations about his involvement in the song selection process of
Ennu Ninte Moideen.
But RS Vimal, who denied the rumours, thrashed Ramesh stating
that he is an unprofessional musician. He also revealed some
shocking incidents which happened during the pre-production of the
According to Vimal, Ramesh Narayan composed 8 tunes at the
beginning of the pre-production, without the consent of the
director or the producers. He also insisted that all the songs
should be included in the movie.
When Vimal requested him to fix a trial session to evaluate the
songs, Ramesh insulted him, stating that even the veteran directors
are ready to film his songs, and don't dare to ask for a trial
After much persuasion, Ramesh presented his songs in front of
the makers. But none of them matched the movie's theme. Especially
a sad number was composed for a drama sequence, which was
completely opposite to Vimal's expectations.
So, he asked Ramesh to re-compose the drama song and was
planning to make Prithviraj sing the song. But Prithvi, who was out
of station at that time, suggested P Jayachandran's name for the
But Ramesh Narayan cooked up a completely new story after he
bagged the State Film Award. Vimal also confirmed that it was
completely the decision the producers nad his decision to rope in M
Prithviraj was not involved in the process, as Ramesh Narayan claims. However, the director has vowed to only work with the technicians, who are ready to cooperate with his ideas, hereafter.