“Ne Hero-Va Nadikka Kudathu” – Producer Regrets After Rejecting Pradeep
- Love today
- Pradeep Ranganathan
In the recently held Tamil cinema directors roundtable conversation organised by Film Companion South, veteran director Parthiban revealed that a producer who rejected Pradeep Ranganathan after he said that he will play the role of the protagonist, is regretting now as the film became a box office success. The filmmaker said it while speaking with other creators which includes Pushkar, Gayathri, Rahna kumar, Parthiban, Gnanavel and Rajiv Menon.
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“Love Today”, reportedly collected more than Rs. 70 crore against the budget of just Rs. 5 crore and became one of the most profitable films of the year 2022. In the Telugu region, the film did extremely well and was expected to end it’s theatrical run between Rs. 18-20 crore gross.
Starring Pradeep Ranganathan and Ivana in the lead roles, the film released in theatres recently and had a long run in the theatres. Along with the lead stars, Yogi Babu, Sathyaraj, Radhika Sarathkumar and many youtube stars were included in the cast list. Produced by AGS, the film impressed it’s target audience and is receiving positive reception from fans and from the critics.
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The film’s plot revolves around Uthaman Pradeep and Nikitha played by Pradeep and Ivana respectively, seeking permission from the latter’s father to get married. Father of Nikitha wants the couple to exchange their cell phones for one day and use it. He says that if they still want to get married the next day, he will give them the permission they want.
After the duo come to know about the dark secrets of their personal lives after going through each other’s cell phones, they scold each other and their relationship is about to end. The film’s climax relies on how they managed to reunite, despite all the barriers.
Apart from the film’s engaging screenplay and relatable content, performance of the artists were also got highly appreciated by the audience and critics. Many creators and stars from all over the country, including Varun Dhawan, expressed their awe over the project for the way it was made.
Now, director cum actor Parthiban, in a recent interaction with Film Companion South YouTube channel, said that a producer who rejected Pradeep is regretting now. “If we already knew that Kantara or Love Today are going to become a blockbusters, we wouldn’t have got two new heroes instead two big heroes would have acted in it” said Parthiban and went on to add how a producer is regretting now after rejecting Pradeep as an actor.
“A producer is regretting after “Love Today” became a blockbuster. That producer said ‘That boy came to me with that script, I said “Ok” but wanted him not to play the lead role. He left saying “poya”. But now I feel I should have accepted it then’. Pradeep was the one who should is apt for that role” the Puthiya Paas hai actor said.
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source : film companion south