"The film was the dream of my guru, and I do not want to
approach any producer and request them to fund it. So, I will be
producing it myself, in addition to directing it," the
Nimirndhu Nil director has told to Times of India.
K Balachander, one of the most respected film-makers of our
country, passed away in 2014. His final script was left unattended
after the unfortunate demise of K Balachander's son.
"KB sir had finalised this script, which is centred on children,
and had even decided on the artistes he wanted to cast in the film.
He had asked Samuthirakani to be the associate director for this
project and also act in a crucial role. However, just before he
could start production, KB sir's son passed away and that broke him
so much that he couldn't take up the project again," a source has
Samuthirakani, who is currently working on his upcoming film
Appa, is keen on producing the film himself and thus might
take his time before starting the project.
He has also said that the commencement of Balachander's final
script will depend upon the performance of Appa.
"I'm the producer of that film (Appa) as well, and if it does
well, then, I will start this production immediately. Else, I
intend to put it on hold until I earn the amount needed to produce
it myself," the National Award-winning actor has said.
Appa, which is a sequel to his 2012 drama
Saattai, is expected to release later in the year.