Surya has officially walked out of Gautham Menon's prestigious movie Dhruva Natchathiram. The flick, which hit the floors a few months ago and generated huge expectations from the audience, has been shelved due to the director's inability to produce a bound script before the actor in a limited time. This made the Ghajini star to walk out of the flick.
When Surya announced that he walked out of Dhruva
Natchathiram, many doubted if it was a right decision from his
part, and industry insiders assumed that this could lead them to
turn foes. But there is more to the story. If rumour mills are to
be believed, the 38-year-old has displayed his generosity by
compensating for opting out of the Gautham Menon directorial
Well, before getting into the actual story, let us recall a tale
where Surya helped his mentor director Vasanth. The filmmaker has
introduced him with Nerukku Neru. When Vasanth approached
him again in the later years, the 7aam Arivu star could
not join hands again. But he promised the director to give a fixed
amount for his project.
The deal was that the director would return the amount if the movie which was offered to Surya, becomes a hit. Now, the actor has done the same for Gautham Menon. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Surya Paid Compensation
Surya has reportedly given Rs 10 crores to Gautham
Menon. As he could not associate with him, the actor paid the
amount as a compensation.
Surya had taken five crore rupees as an advance to star
in Dhruva Natchathiram.
Decision Taken Keeping His Career Interest In Mind
After deciding to walk out of the movie, Surya told
Gautham Menon that he doesn't want to be part of the movie. He has
been getting offers from various filmmakers and delaying Dhruva
Natchathiram will not help his career at this point of
Gautham Menon Unhappy
Gautham Menon was not happy, but told Surya that his
decision would put his project in trouble.
Surya Paid Additional Amount...
In order to bail out Gautham Menon from the financial
crisis, Surya returned the advance amount and paid additional five
crores to the filmmaker.
Gautham Menon would continue the project with a
different actor and if the movie does well, the director has to
return the amount.
I Only Do films If I Like The Story: Surya
However, in a press release, Surya claimed recently, "I
only do films if I like the story. I quite liked Gautham's story,
but requested him to tweak it a little. But I waited for six months
and I'm still waiting."
My Wait Ended In Vain: Surya
"Unfortunately, my wait has ended in (vain), therefore
I'm pulling out of this project." Surya alleged that Gautham Menon
had earlier done the same with Chennaiyil Oru
Dhruva Natchathiram was launched in May. Menon
had also cast few actors for the film and even shot a few scenes.
"I can't wait any longer as I feel Gautham and I are heading in
opposite directions in our ideologies," Surya