They say nobody is enemy or a permanent friend in the film industry. It seems to be true in case of Gautham Menon and Surya, who shared warm relationship until recently. The duo, who was supposed to work in Dhruva Natchathiram, shockingly parted ways recently as their planned film was shelved.
Now, Gautham Menon seems to have finally broken his silence on the issue. According to reports, the director has opened up on the issue in an interview. He has reportedly said that there was no necessity for Surya to go to media over opting out of the movie. Indeed, the Ghajini star could have personally told him. This has hurt the filmmaker.
Surya announced his disassociation by releasing a press release. "I only do films if I like the story. I quite liked Gautham's story, but requested him to tweak it a little. But I waited for six months and I still waiting. Unfortunately, my wait has ended in (vain), therefore I'm pulling out of this project."
"This is not the first time I have shared such an experience with Gautham. In the past, we launched another film called Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikaalam. We shot for a week and then I waited for another eight months before pulling out. I can't wait any longer as I feel Gautham and I are heading in opposite directions in our ideologies," he added. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Dhruva Natchathiram Launched In May
Dhruva Natchathiram was launched in May. Menon had also cast few actors for the film and even shot a few scenes before dropping the movie.
Surya and Gautham Menon's combo is considered as one of the best jodis as their earlier movies like Kaakha Kaakha and Vaarnam Aaiyram were superhits.
However, Surya and Gautham Menon have now taken different routes. The actor is currently busy with N Lingusamy's movie and has signed Venkat Prabhu's film.
Menon-Ajith Join Hands
On the other end, Gautham Menon, who was not in good terms with Ajith Kumar, is joining hands with him for a movie, which will take off in February 2014.
Gautham Menon is currently busy with Silambarasan's next movie Sattendru Maaruthu Vaanilai, which features Pallavi Sharda in the female lead role. He has roped in AR Rahman to compose the music.