The spat between young filmmaker Karthick Naren and director and producer Gautham Menon just got bigger. Actor Arvind Swami, the lead star in Naragasooran, has come out in support of Karthick Naren.
In his tweet, Arvind Swami hit back at Gautham Menon who'd said instead of "whining", young filmmakers should "grow a pair". Gautham Menon was responding to Karthick Naren's post on his social media pages which spoke of how his trust had been broken.
https://t.co/6whl3aEcznâ€” Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) March 27, 2018
While some young filmmakers whine about their passion getting butchered instead of growing a pair, hereâ€™s a young team that makes an interesting short about girls,women, cricket, CSK and liberation.What a https://t.co/dseipSKVrF very nicely done!
Gautham Menon's caustic tweet prompted Karthick Naren to address him directly and say that he'd indeed shown courage by trusting Gautham Menon despite the warning he had received from others in the industry.
While everybody advised against it I had the pair to trust you & collaborate sir. In return we were treated like trash & made to invest on our own. I think its better to whine & confront instead of running away. Please don't do this to any other young filmmaker sir. It hurts! https://t.co/05b4v7eSXgâ€” Karthick Naren (@karthicknaren_M) March 27, 2018
Taking a jibe at the sexist phrase used by Gautham Menon, Arvind Swami said, "Yes we all can grow a few things, a pair of eyes that sees what we do to others, a pair of ears to hear the truth, a conscience to tell us when we are wrong and a pair of whatever to accept our mistakes and apologise...instead we grow our list of commitments that we can't keep."
Yes we all can grow a few things, a pair of eyes that sees what we do to others , a pair of ears to hear the truth, a conscience to tell us when we are wrong and a pair of whatever to accept our mistakes and apologise...instead we grow our list of commitments that we canâ€™t keep.â€” arvind swami (@thearvindswami) March 28, 2018
In an interview to Sify, Karthick Naren had claimed that although Gautham Menon had promised to fund his film, he hadn't invested any money. However, the young director said, Gautham Menon had used the title of producer to get funds for his own films Enai Noki Payum Thota and Dhruva Natchithiram which were announced a long time ago and are yet to hit the screens.
Arvind Swami has been vocal about many issues, from politics to the film industry. The film's teaser, which released sometime ago, was received well. Considering it is the second film in the D16 trilogy, with the first Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru doing great business at the box-office, there are high expectations from the sequel.
The film also stars Shriya Saran, Indrajith, and Sundeep Kishan. The film was supposed to release in May 2018.