The buzz around tinsel town is that actress Nayanthara is sending feelers to K-town in an attempt to make a comeback, now that she has reportedly broken up with beau Prabhu Deva.
Sources say that the Billa girl’s strategy is working in her favour and she has reportedly signed a Telugu movie opposite Nagarjuna, for a whopping remuneration of Rs 1.2 crores. Now, a little birdie tells us that Nayan has also been approached by none other than director Vishnuvardhan to play leading lady opposite Thala Ajith in his next.
Initially, producer A.M. Ratnam wanted dusky actress Anushka to do the role, but she can’t spare the required dates as she is busy with other Tamil films. Around the same time, the news about Nayan being ready to act once again spread like wildfire.
When this newspaper contacted Vishnu, he did say that talks are on with Nayanthara for the untitled movie. “Yes, we are considering Nayanthara for the film opposite Ajith but we haven’t signed her on yet.”
When asked if he wants to recreate the Billa magic with this fascinating pair, he laughs and says, “I have to think of something fresh and new.” About Ajith essaying a dual role, he clarifies, “No, Ajith sir plays only a single character.”
Meanwhile, a miffed Prabhu, who was shooting at Badami in Karnataka with lead star Akshay Kumar for his Bollywood film, Rowdy Rathore, cancelled the shoot after hearing the stories about Nayan. A unit source tells DC that Prabhu was in a cheerful mood and had even brought his children to the location for a few days, until the rumours about him and Nayan splitting up started spreading in the media.
Apparently, the producers of Rowdy Rathore were in for a shock when Prabhu gave a flimsy reason for calling the shoot off, saying that he needed more junior artistes for a vital scene to be shot that day, causing a huge loss. There were already 300 junior artistes on location at the time.