Socio-political drama Aramm, starring Nayanthara, has got a tremendous response on the opening weekend. Aramm is director Gopi Nainar’s debut film. Though not new to Tamil cinema, he was embroiled in a plagiarism controversy with director AR Murugadoss a few years ago.
When he claimed the story of Kaththi that had Vijay in the lead and directed by Murugadoss, as his own in 2014, very few believed him. Hurt, he spent the next three years working on the story of Aramm. “The controversy over Kaththi gave me this film. I was hurt, but I wanted to move on and worked on the script of Aramm. I don’t want to stoke the controversy again,” he said.
While the film is leading the box office collection, Nainar is grateful to Nayanthara who believed in the script. “When she heard the script, I thought she was going to produce the film not act in it. I was surprised when she wanted to do the lead role. When I wrote the script, I didn’t have a specific gender in mind for the collector. We are used to watching heroes in a powerful role, I was happy when a woman agreed to do the role of the collector,” he said.
Nainar also confirmed the reports of sequel to Aramm but it may not be his next film. “I have started writing the script of Aramm 2 which will also have Nayanthara in the lead role. But not sure whether it is going to be my next film. I have a script based on boxing and I may start that first.”