Pandiraj, the national award-winning director, made a ‘casting coup’ by signing up Simbu and Nayantara, the estranged lovers who hardly talk to each other for the past many years, as the lead pair in his untitled new film.
Simbu and Nayan, who had starred together earlier in Simbu’s Vallavan, fell out with each other after going around as a pair for more than an year. After the break-up, they neither spoke to each other nor were cast opposite each other in any film till Pandiraj thought of doing so.
Pandiraj believes firmly that the film’s script required a powerhouse actress like Nayantara and hopes that as true professionals, Simbu and Nayantara would forget their spat and work together to make the film a successful affair. The film’s shoot has already commenced. It was reported in sections of the media that Nayantara had made it clear to Pandiraj to ensure that Simbu doesn’t disturb her during the breaks.
Pandiraj is now attempting to bring about a ‘chemistry’ in between Nayan and Simbu who have come together to star in a film after 7 long years. Whether or not Pandiraj succeeds in his endeavour is a million dollar question!