Gautham Menon reveals that Dhurva Natchathiram was first narrated to Rajinikanth!
Gautham Menon’s pet project Dhruva Natchathiram is nearing completion with only a few more days of shoot left. The movie starring Chiyaan Vikram in the lead is being made on a lavish scale as an international spy-thriller. It is well known that the director had initially planned to make Dhruva Natchathiram with Suriya before they both parted ways owing to creative differences. But not many know that Gautham Menon also had plans to make the movie with superstar Rajinikanth. The director himself revealed this in a recent interview.
Apparently, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu introduced Menon to Rajinikanth and narrated the script to him. Impressed by the subject, the star asked on the number of shoot days, budget and technicians required for the project. He also advised Menon not to tell the news to anyone other than his family members. But by evening, producer Thanu informed Menon that someone had changed Rajinikanth’s mind and told a lot of bad things about me. Eventually, the offer reached Ranjith who did Kabali with Rajinikanth under Thanu’s banner V Creations.
It would have been really interesting if Rajinikanth had done such an ambitious spy-thriller like Dhruva Natchathiram. Gautham Menon is still hopeful of making a movie with the superstar some day. Both the director and actor are currently busy with other commitments. Gautham Menon has Dhruva Natchathiram and Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta to finish. Rajinikanth, on the other hand, is busy shooting for Karthik Subbaraj’s movie, which is yet to be titled.