Gautham Menon feared working with Ajith!

As the shooting of Thala 55 progresses in Malaysia where some important scenes of the film involving Ajith and Anushka are being shot, the successful director that is Gautham Menon finally opened up a little about some things regarding the much awaited project.


“I was initially a little in fear of working with Ajith,” the director admitted. No, not because of anything ‘notorious’ about the actor’s professional attitude or quirks – just because he is one of the four major, tier one stars in Kollywood right now.

Gautham said that his fears were erased when he saw that Ajith was as friendly and professional as they come. “He soon put everyone working at the sets at ease,” added the film maker.

But the biggest relief as the director of the flick, for Gautham, came when he says Thala Ajith watched the first rushes of the film and said, quite casually, that this would definitely be one of his better films. Now that’s a great compliment coming from the superstar!

Gautham later confessed the nervousness that possessed him with this project had also come over him before, when beginning to work with Kamal Haasan in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006). That movie, of course, went on to become one of the year’s biggest hits and an important one for Kamal Haasan in recent years too.

So guess bad nerves just come with the territory..

Coming back to Thala 55 now, has a ‘real’ name been decided for the movie yet? The answer is… nope. The veteran director says they haven’t settled on a name just yet and many possibilities are under consideration right now.

If they do christen the tremendously hyped movie anytime soon, you will be the first to know.

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