Santhanam has not changed
Posted: 2016-07-06 14:38:26
Director Rambala, who was instrumental in shaping the career of actor Santhanam via television comedy series “Lollu Sabha”, says fame has not changed his erstwhile protege with whom he has teamed up for forthcoming Tamil horror comedy “Dhilukku Dhuddu”.
“I’ve known him for 15 years. Despite his phenomenal rise as an actor, nothing about him has changed. Thanks to his helping tendency, so many artistes from ‘Lollu Sabha’ have been employed on this project. I take pride in being known as his guru,” Rambala told in an interview.
Santhanam’s helpful nature paved way to “Dhilukku Dhuddu”, which releases in cinemas on Thursday.
“In 2013, I was approached by a producer with an offer. Apparently, another director who worked for 20 days on the project left unannounced and the producer wanted me to fill his position. I wanted to hire a new set of actors, but the producer was not happy with the idea. Eventually, we had a fallout and I left the project,” he said.
Around the same time, Rambala met Santhanam and explained his situation.
“I readied another script for Santhanam, which he liked and immediately gave his consent to work together. Since we have known each other for a long time, he wanted to give me the perfect launchpad, and hence, spoke to producer Murali and brought Sri Thenandal Films on board,” he said.
Tipped to be a spoof on horror comedies, the film also stars newbie Shanaya, apart from Saurabh Shukla and Yogi Babu.