Remember director-turned-actor Tarun Gopi, who made a couple of hit films with Vishal and Simbhu in the lead? Both his ‘Thimiru’ starring Vishal and ‘Kaalai’ starring Simbhu in the lead, turned out to be successful ventures before Tarun forfeited the advantage by his criticism of the two heroes.
Tarun went to the press with statements that both Vishal and Simbu didn’t offer the expected cooperation during the making of the film. He also turned hero in last year’s ‘Mayandi Kudumbathar’, a family drama directed by Rasu Mathuravan. The film turned out to be an average hit which encouraged Gopi to declare himself as an ‘action hero’ and launch ‘Kaatupaya’.
The film doesn’t seem to be progressing as fast as Tarun would have liked, for sure. Last heard, Tarun wanted to make a film starring industrialist-turned-actor RK in the lead. Talks were going in between them but the link all of a sudden appears to have been severed from the other end even as Gopi is said to be wondering what could probably have happened.
Sources say that RK didn’t like the way Tarun tried to take control of things and that he decided to drop the project altogether, leaving Tarun in the lurch!