By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Many producers have requested their directors to book Asin as the heroine and Surya as a hero since the stupendous success of the film Gajini.
The producers of Vel and Varanam Ayiram wanted Asin to play the lead lady in their films. However, a strict order from wife Jyothika to avoid Asin in any of his forthcoming films has forced Surya to avoid the actress. Is Jyothika afraid that the 'reel' pair could become a 'real' one at some stage...?
A source from within the close circle of Surya says, 'there might be some truth in this gossip. When Gajini became a huge hit, Jyothika became uncomfortable as the media raved about the onscreen chemistry between the two."
Jyothika was of the impression that she and Surya made a perfect match on the celluloid. However, Asin's entry ransacked her imagination. Some might be aware of a film named Chennayil Oru Mazhaikaalam that was dropped after the completion of a brief schedule at AVM. Though Asin was supposed to play the female lead role, Surya inisted that Jyothika be cast opposite him. However, the director refused to change his heroine, and finally the project was shelved.
After a year, when the shooting for Gajini began, director Murugadoss was keen on retaining Asin in the lead role. As Surya was badly in need of a hit after the debacle of Perazhgan, he did not make any fuss and kept quiet on his choice of heroine. Since the astounding stupendous success of Gajini, Surya now himself opts for Asin for his new films. When Gowtham informed him about his decision to cast Asin in Varanam Aayiram, Surya happily relented. But this time it was Jyothika who expressed her displeasure over the selection of Asin. Now the crew is on the hunt of an apt face for this film, before taking off for Afghanistan. It is said that director Hari also initially selected Asin as the heroine of Vel with Surya. But now he will reconsider his choice, and search for another girl for the lead role.
Self confidence and mutual trust are the 'mantra' for the success of any relationship, and hope Jyothika is aware of that! Anyway, we hope the couple keep loving each as and do not give any room for rumour-mongering.