EXCLUSIVE: "I Wanted To Direct Dhanush's PaPaandi" - Selvaraghavan Reveals
Director Selvaraghavan shares how he originally wanted to direct Pa. Paandi and what made the Dhanush to do it instead.
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | January 18, 2018 13:52 PM IST
Pa. Paandi marked the debut of National Award-winning actor Dhanush as a director under his Wunderbar Films banner last year.
Initially titled Power Paandi, the film starring Rajkiran, Revathi, Prasanna, Chaya Singh, Madonna Sebastian among others went on to become a huge critical success.
In an exclusive interview with Galatta, director Selvaraghavan shares how he originally wanted to direct Pa. Paandi.
The Pudhupettai filmmaker states, "Upon reading Dhanush’s script, I wanted to direct the film. Dhanush then said if this story has left you of all people impressed, then this will be my first directorial. In the end, I too enjoyed the film quite a lot like all the people."
Selvaraghavan is now all set to begin his film with Suriya tentatively being called Suriya 36.
The acclaimed filmmaker is also en route to complete his Mannavan Vanthanadi with Santhanam soon.
In addition, he awaits the release of his long-delayed Nenjam Marappathillai starring SJ Suryah, Regina Cassandra and Nandita Swetha in lead roles.
You can watch Galatta’s exclusive interview with Selvaraghavan here.