It was reported in the press a few days back that actor Karthik’s son Gautham was all set to make his debut in a film directed by ace director Maniratnam. Many aspiring heroes and heroines are dying to star at least in a film directed by Mani as he has come to be regarded as one of the best directors of Indian cinema.
It was also reported that Akshara Haasan, younger daughter of ‘Ulagayanagan’ Kamal Haasan, would pair up opposite Gautham. It now turns out that Gautham would be paired opposite Tulasi, second daughter of yesteryear’s heroine Radha. Incidentally, Radha’s elder daughter Karthika debuted as heroine early this year through the highly successful ‘Ko’ opposite Jiiva. Amid reports that Karthika is trying her best to make her Bollywood debut, Radha is launching her second daughter in films.
Incidentally, Karthik and Radha have starred in many successful films including the path-breaking ‘Alaigal Oyvadhillai’ in the early eighties, which was incidentally the debut film for both of them. In due course of time, they became one of the most-loved on-screen pairs.
Radha stopped acting in films after her marriage in the early nineties. It’s rumoured in Kollywood circles that it’s for the first time in Indian cinema that siblings of a popular on-screen pair are paired together in their debut film!
The film to be made by Mani is said to have as its backdrop the incessant attacks on hapless Tamil fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. Mani has apparently made his script taking into account the turbulent life of those fishermen. The romantic film would have music by A.R. Rahman and would be cinematographed by Rajiv Menon.
The film is likely to go to floors soon.