Yenai Nokki Paayum Thotta, which is being directed by Gautham himself, may launch the maverick film-maker as a deadly villain.
No official news had so far surfaced regarding the main antagonist of the movie. It was earlier said that SJ Surya was approached to play the baddie and that was about it.
When the Isai director turned down the offer citing his other commitments (he's playing the main antagonist in AR Murugadoss' bilingual starring Mahesh Babu), the crew of Yenai Nokki Paayum Thotta went ahead with their routine without divulging who the villain is.
Now, a report has it that, Gautham Vasudev Menon is playing the crucial role of the baddie. Is he planning to surprise his audiences by playing a fully fledged role this time around? Official confirmation on the same is awaited.
Though the Vaaranam Aayiram director has faced the camera before for many of his films, he has not played a character as important as that of a villain in any of his films. Sure, he has dubbed for many of his antagonists, but acting as one is a different ball game altogether.
If the report turns out to be true, it will indeed be interesting to see how Gautham performs as a baddie.
Meanwhile, the team of Yenai Nokki Paayum Thotta will resume the shoot in Chennai, once the weather clears out. They will then move to Mumbai to shoot some important sequences, according to a report.
Also starring Megha Akash and Rana Daggubati in important roles, the film is bankrolled by P Madan and Dhanush.
After completing this project, Dhanush will start working on Vetrimaaran's Vada Chennai and his maiden Hollywood venture, The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir.