Earlier, there were reports that Gautham Menon would be directing Ajith Kumar's 50th film. According to Gautham, they were in talks and were planning to kick-start the project. By the time, they start the project, Ajith went to England for his first FIA Formula 2 race there by putting the project on hold. After returning from UK, the actor went to discuss about his 50th venture with other Kollywood directors and told Gautham to wait till 2011.
“If I have to wait for an actor to do my film it has to be Kamal sir or my good friend Surya. I want to work with people who have their head firm on their shoulder", Bangalore Mirror quoted Gautham Menon as saying.
However, Ajith's prestigious 50th film went onto floors yesterday in Chennai. On the other hand, Gautham is busy with Bollywood version of Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya and Tamil movie Nadunisi Naaygal.
Ajith Kumar and Gautham Menon's proposed project has been shelved due to the differences between the duo. Ace director has confirmed that the project has been dropped after Ajith opted Venkata Prabhu over Gautham for his silver jubilee film Mangaatha.