Samantha Ruth Prabhu might have strong hands to hold on to in director Gautham Menon, but it takes a mighty lot to impress someone like Mani Ratnam who is on the search for a lead face. The movie in question is Mani’s upcoming flick with Karthik’s son Gautham marking his silver screen debut.
Mani has already finalized the locations in a coastal port named Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram and a village in Kanyakumari in God’s own country Kerala known for its lush green lagoons, and abundant backwaters. Even though the movie was to kick start in September 2011 Mani had to postpone things with the lead heroine not yet finalized. Recently gorgeous face Samantha was called up for a screening test at Mani’s place but according to sources there were no welcome calls from Mani’s side post the test. Now Samy is really unhappy with how things have turned out but has decided to move on and focus her attention on her ongoing Gautham Menon movie “Neethane En Ponvasantham” .(Now Samy it’s Mani Ratnam we’re talking here….remember ROJA…and the gold rush that followed) . It might be noted that Tulasi, second daughter of yesteryear’s heroine Radha and even Akshara Haasan, younger daughter of ‘Ulagayanagan’ Kamal Haasan had been considered to don the lead roles earlier.
So Samy looks like you’ll have to hold on to Gautham’s hands for sometime more.