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Did Surya Pay Gautham Menon Rs 10 crore?

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Surya has officially walked out of Gautham Menon's prestigious movie Dhruva Natchathiram. The flick, which hit the floors a few months ago and generated huge expectations from the audience, has been shelved due to the director's inability to produce a bound script before the actor in a limited time. This made the Ghajini star to walk out of the flick.

When Surya announced that he walked out of Dhruva Natchathiram, many doubted if it was a right decision from his part, and industry insiders assumed that this could lead them to turn foes. But there is more to the story. If rumour mills are to be believed, the 38-year-old has displayed his generosity by compensating for opting out of the Gautham Menon directorial flick.

Well, before getting into the actual story, let us recall a tale where Surya helped his mentor director Vasanth. The filmmaker has introduced him with Nerukku Neru. When Vasanth approached him again in the later years, the 7aam Arivu star could not join hands again. But he promised the director to give a fixed amount for his project.

The deal was that the director would return the amount if the movie which was offered to Surya, becomes a hit. Now, the actor has done the same for Gautham Menon. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Surya Paid Compensation

Surya has reportedly given Rs 10 crores to Gautham Menon. As he could not associate with him, the actor paid the amount as a compensation.

Surya's Advance

Surya had taken five crore rupees as an advance to star in Dhruva Natchathiram.

Decision Taken Keeping His Career Interest In Mind

After deciding to walk out of the movie, Surya told Gautham Menon that he doesn't want to be part of the movie. He has been getting offers from various filmmakers and delaying Dhruva Natchathiram will not help his career at this point of time.

Gautham Menon Unhappy

Gautham Menon was not happy, but told Surya that his decision would put his project in trouble.

Surya Paid Additional Amount...

In order to bail out Gautham Menon from the financial crisis, Surya returned the advance amount and paid additional five crores to the filmmaker.

The Deal

Gautham Menon would continue the project with a different actor and if the movie does well, the director has to return the amount.

I Only Do films If I Like The Story: Surya

However, in a press release, Surya claimed recently, "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'm still waiting."

My Wait Ended In Vain: Surya

"Unfortunately, my wait has ended in (vain), therefore I'm pulling out of this project." Surya alleged that Gautham Menon had earlier done the same with Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikaalam.

Dhruva Natchathiram

Dhruva Natchathiram was launched in May. Menon had also cast few actors for the film and even shot a few scenes. "I can't wait any longer as I feel Gautham and I are heading in opposite directions in our ideologies," Surya ended.

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