Of course, Manirathnam seems to be a genuine filmmaker who doesn’t disappoint the actors. The recent news about Bipasha Basu eliminated from his upcoming film ‘Raavana’ had shattered down her hopes she had mounted more with. The actress shooting for Priyadarshan’s untitled film in Karaikudi was excited about Mani’s offer to perform the role of ‘Mandodari’ in his film.
Indeed, she got into special training for particular dance sequence and strained herself a lot to get under the skin of characterization. Regrettably, the actress was dashed down in hopes when Manirathnam deleted all her canned portions since there were constraints on her part.
As Manirathnam got to know about her disappointments, he personally contacted her promising that his next film will feature in a much powerful role than what she was supposed to perform in ‘Raavana’.
It’s worth mentioning that things were pretty similar with Madhavan. The first time, he met Manirathnam was for the screen test of ‘Aruva’ where he was supposed to enact the role donned by Prakash Raj. But the actor was little disappointed when Manirathnam marked his verdicts that he is quite cool, handsome and wouldn’t suit the role.
For a great surprise, he offered lead role for Maddy in ‘Alaipayuthey’ and depicted him in powerful roles in all directorial, ‘Aayitha Ezhuthu’, ‘Kannathil Muttamittal’ and ‘Guru’.