By: Settu Shankar
Friday, June 22, 2007
Usually in film world, it is said that the directors and producers torture the actresses on various grounds during the shooting for a film. But an inverse incident happened to the ace director K.S.Athiyaman, know for his films like Swarnamukhi, Thottachinungi, and Priyasakhi.
He had booked Kuthu Ramya for his forthcoming project Thoondle a few months ago. Sham is the hero and the entire film was shot at beautiful locations in London. As the director decided to utilise all the technicians and junior artists, except some of the key artists, from London itself, he landed in the city with just 5 people from Kollywood. Ramya was one among them.
But she lost her laptop and a costly sun glass during the course of her travel there.
Suddenly, the actress refused to cooperate with the unit and demanded a compensation of Rs.1.30 lakhs for her loss. Since the director had completed a schedule with the actress, he couldn't find any alternative for her in London.
Finally, the director paid the entire amount to the actress. According to Ramya, the cost of her sunglasses was Rs.18000 and the lap top's cost was Rs.1,10,000!
Director Athiyaman told us: 'I don't want to complain to anybody regarding this. I was simply cornered by that actress. Now I am telling you about this incident to make you realize how a producer and a director come across such silly incidents while shooting. Actually, we have suffered a lot in giving her that much amount while being in a foreign country. If we didn't pay her, she would have withdrawn from the project, and it would have become a really big loss to the unit. That is why we were forced to pay her the amount...'
We thought that Kuthu is an adjective attached to her name due to her debut film. But now she has made all of us realize as to why that fitting adjective was attached to her name!