The director reveals that he has realised that he should not have lied about the Dhanush-starrer movie
In a shocking revelation, director Selvaraghavan said that he lied about the budget of the 2010 film Aayirathil Oruvan. He took to social media to confess that the makers announced the budget of the action-adventure film to Rs 32 crores while the actual budget was Rs 18 crores, and the decision to do so was ‘unwise’.
The actual budget of #aayirathiloruvan was 18 crores. But we decided to announce it as a 32 crore film to hype it as a mega budget film. What stupidity! Even though the film managed to collect the actual budget it was regarded as average! Learnt not to lie whatever the odds are!— selvaraghavan (@selvaraghavan) August 19, 2021
He said this was done to create hype for the movie. The film anyway recovered the production cost but performed average at the box office. He wrote, “Learnt not to lie whatever the odds are!"
Aayirathil Oruvan was a cult-classic movie that gained a lot of recognition much later to its release that it was released again in December 2020. The story of the movie is loosely based on the fall of the Chola empire and the rise of the Pandya empire. The movie starred Karthi, Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah and Parthiban in lead roles.
The director will now be filming the sequel of Aayirathil Oruvan that will star Dhanush in the lead role. He made an announcement at the beginning of this year on social media and also released its first look. The pre-production work of the upcoming movie is yet to commence. Dhanush is touted to play the role of a Chola prince in the sequel. Other details are yet to be finalised. The movie is slated for a release in 2024.
Selvaraghavan, who is also the brother of Dhanush, worked in critically-acclaimed movies like Kadhal Konden, Pudhupettai and Mayakkam Enna. They will also be working together in the upcoming movie Naane Varuven. The director took to social media to put up the first look of the upcoming movie.
Selvaraghavan will be seen in a new avatar in the upcoming movie Beast starring Thalapathy Vijay. He will also be seen making his acting debut in the period-action movie Saani Kaayidham that also stars Keerthy Suresh in the lead role.