The lead actor of the film came out in support of director Karthick Naren and asked Gautham Menon to grow a conscience.

We can grow a pair of several things Arvind Swami slams Gautham Menon in Naragasooran spat
Flix Controversy Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 19:30

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.

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.

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."

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.

Also read: 'Grow a pair': Gautham Menon slams Karthick Naren, young filmmaker hits back

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