Prima facie, ace director Gautham Menon appears unperturbed by the not-so great showing of Ek Deewana Tha (EDT), his latest directorial venture in Hindi. The film, a remake of his own Tamil super-hit Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya, starred Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson (Madarasapattinam fame) in lead roles which were essayed by Simbu and Trisha in the original.
However, the director’s anguish comes to the fore in his utterance made in his Twitter page. Menon tweets “A bunch of ten fools can make a film under-perform at the box-office; still, they can hardly stop the progress of a creator’s journey.” The hidden reference he makes by saying “bunch of fools” is too blatant for anyone to miss out.
Menon is said to be upset at the no-show of EDT which has not been kindly criticized by Bollywood media. Apparently reacting to all these allegations, Menon has said that “I never cared about what the critics say…It’s their duty to criticize while it’s my duty to make films….My films have always been harshly criticized…I don’t pay much attention to those remarks…”
“I shall continue to do my work irrespective of the criticisms…” adds Menon who is presently busy with the making of Neethaane En Ponvasantham starring Jiiva and Samanatha in lead roles. The film will be released simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. With Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s music to back him up, Menon may not fail to hit the target at the box-office this time!