Gautham Menon patronizes Samantha in a big way

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Samantha-Gautham Menon

Director Gautham Vasudev Menon has the habit of repeating a heroine if he likes her performance. Cinematographer-director Balu Mahendra had this habit when he repeated heroines like Shobha, Archana and Mounika in more than one film. Likewise, Menon too has repeated Jyothika in films like ‘Kakka Kakka’, ‘Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu’ and ‘Pachchaikili Muthucharam’.

Menon then cast Sameera Reddy in films like ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ and ‘Nadunisi Naaygal’. Samantha appears to be the latest actress who has caught Menon’s attention in a big way. Samantha played a brief role in Menon’s ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya’ and played Trisha’s role in the Telugu version of the film, made by Menon.

Samantha had been booked by Ravivarman for ‘Moscowin Kaveri’ and in ‘Baana Kathadi’ opposite Atharva, son of the late actor Murali. The delay of the release of these two films made it look like ‘VTV’ was Samantha’s debut film in Tamil. Samantha’s claim in this regard obviously didn’t go down well with the directors of the above-said two films.

Meanwhile, Menon has again cast Samantha as heroine opposite Jiiva in an upcoming film. This would be the first time that the director would be directing the talented Jiiva in a film. Samantha is said to have signed along the dotted lines even before the script was narrated to her.

Isn’t that what is called blind faith?

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