Gautham Menon seems to have finally found his hero for his next movie as he has locked a script and has roped in Simbu for his forthcoming Tamil movie. With this development, the director has started a fresh project after his two prestigious movies were dropped back to back.
The search for the lead actor in his movie has finally ended after he zeroed in on Silambarasan.. Gautham Menon has not been able to convince A-list actors in the recent times. First it was Vijay, who opted out of Yohan after the filmmaker failed to present bound script before the Illayathalapathy. It was a huge embarrassment for the successful director as the photoshoots of the movie had happened.
Adding fuel to his woes, the production house had proudly announced the news and had started pre-production works before Vijay pulled out of the movie. It made Gautham Menon to approach his close friend Surya with whom he had delivered a few hits like Vaaranam Aayiram and Kaakha Kaakha.
The project titled Dhruva Natchathiram was also launched a few months ago. But this movie too saw the same fate of Yohan as Gautham Menon failed to come up with bound script on time.
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Furious Surya went on to announce his decision to back out from the Gautham Menon's project.
Menon Approached Thala
Later, Gautham Menon, without wasting time, approached Ajith Kumar for a new project. But nothing was clear as the director remained unavailable for the comment.
Gautham Menon-Simbu Again
Now, the news is out that Gautham Menon has met Simbu and they have zeroed in on a project. They have finalised the script and the shoot will commence on November 1.
Other cast and crew are yet to be finalised. Gautham Menon will officially announce the project soon.
Desperate For Success
Industry insiders say that both Gautham Menon and Simbu are desperate for a massive success and this made them to come together.
Gautham Menon had earlier directed Silambarasan in Vinnaithandi Varuvaya. The movie was a Blockbuster.
Thala's Project Next Year
However, Gautham Menon has almost sealed a deal with Ajith Kumar. The project will take off next year.