Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, contrary to recent reports, won't be playing the antagonist in his upcoming Tamil film Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, which stars Dhanush in the lead.
"Gautham sir is not playing the baddie. He is too busy juggling between the sets of two projects, including 'Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada' with actor Simbu. Where will he have the time to act? It's just a rumour that's going around," a source close to the director told IANS.
Gautham is currently busy wrapping up the last schedule of Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada, and will soon return to the sets of Enai Nokki Paayum Thota.
Dhanush will sport two different looks in the film, which is being produced by Ondraga Entertainment.
"He has already shot his portion with one of the looks. He will sport a new look and shoot rest of the portion," the source said.
Megha Akash plays Dhanush's leading lady in Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, which is expected to hit the screens later this year.
Meanwhile actor Bala of Veeram fame, might make his debut as a baddie in the film, according to the latest speculation.
Since Bala has been roped in to play an important role, he might as well play the main antagonist as Gautham has this knack of manufacturing villains.
After taking everyone by surprise with his casting choices in movies like Kaakha Kaakha and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, his choice of villain in Thala Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal revitalized Arun Vijay's acting career to an extent.
While Jeevan played a menacing villain in Kaakha Kaakha, it was Daniel Balaji's turn to terrorize the audiences in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.
Going by Gautham's choice of villains over the years, it shouldn't come across as a surprise if Bala plays one such character in Enai Nokki Paayum Thota.