For a day I thought I was going to direct Rajinikanth: Gautham Menon

Written by Manoj Kumar R
| Bengaluru |

Published:November 27, 2016 3:46 pm

Gautham Menon keen on working with Rajinikanth
Working with superstar Rajinikanth is every filmmaker’s dream and director Gautham Menon is no exception. During a special television talk show, Gautham revealed that he was hopeful of signing Rajinikanth for his next film before the actor green-lit Pa Ranjith’s film Kabali. The director, who is now basking in the success of two back-to-back hits, is very keen on doing a film with the Thalaivar and efforts to make it happen are also underway. Also read | Gautham to re-start Dhruva Natchathiram with Vikram The actor’s career had been going through a rough patch for over three years now. However, now things are looking up for the actor. But later that evening, I got the news that Rajinikanth was doing Ranjith’s film.” Kabali, the gangster drama, went on to become the biggest money churner for its Kollywood filmmakers this year. AYM has emerged as a winner at the box office despite the ongoing nationwide cash crunch and also gave its lead actor Simbu the much-needed success. “I am keen on working with Rajinikanth sir. “Before Kabali, I had narrated a story to Rajinikanth and for a day I thought I was his next director. I have even met him a few times and narrated stories,” he said on the show aired on Sun TV that discussed the success of his latest film Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. When asked who would he pick between Rajinikanth and Mammootty to play the lead role in his next film, Gautham, without thinking twice, named the Enthiran star.