Director and producer Gautham Vasudev Menon seems to have had a fall-out with young filmmaker Karthick Naren, who is directing the former’s production venture Naragasooran.
Initially, Karthick of Dhuruvangal 16 fame tweeted: “Sometimes a misplaced trust may kill you. People should think twice before taking it for a ride. The last thing you want to see is your passion getting butchered from all the directions for a mistake you did not commit. Threshold!”
Following this, Gautham Menon shared a video made by Fully, attacking Karthick with a commonly used sexist phrase – ‘grow a pair’: “While some young filmmakers whine about their passion getting butchered instead of growing a pair, here’s a young team that makes an interesting short about girls, women, cricket, CSK and liberation.”
Responding to this, the young director said, “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!”
In an interview to a Tamil magazine, Karthick has alleged that his film was used as bait for Gautham’s other productions. “It all started well. We were supposed to start shooting on September 16, 2017. But we didn’t get any funds until September 10.
We were introduced to Badri sir by Gautham on September 12 and he told us Badri sir would take care. In fact, Gautham sir hasn’t invested in the film. It was Badri sir and our own money that helped us finish production,” said Karthick.