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Gautham Menon's appeal on Twitter fetches help for Dhruva Natchathiram team


The team, which has gone to Turkey to shoot a sequence of the film, faced problems despite having valid documents.

Manigandan KR

Ace director Gautham Vasudev Menon, who had appealed for help after his Dhuruva Natchathiram team got stuck in Turkey despite having valid papers, is now a relieved and happy man. 

Menon had initially tweeted, “My film crew, stuck at Turkey border. On the road. More than 24 hours now. Officials not letting us in with equipment inspite of legit papers. Crew travelling from Georgia to Istanbul by road. Carrying camera and costumes. Stuck now! At the border. Unable to meet officials’ demands. Turkey, We are looking forward to film in your beautiful country. If anybody that matters is reading this, please HELP. Worried for my crew.” 

Luckily, his tweets seem to have caught the attention of the right people and help has arrived.

The director confirmed that help had arrived by putting out this tweet in which he said, "My crew is coming in.It's all sorted now. Solid support from the locals here.Thanking everyone for the calls & retweets & support!TURKEY it is!"

Menon, who visited Turkey last year fell in love with the city of Istanbul, its people and energy. He loved it so much that he decided right then to set a major portion of his pet project, Dhruva Natchathiram, which features Vikram, Aishwarya Rajesh and Ritu Varma in the lead, there. 

Menon is currently in Istanbul with his crew. While traveling from Georgia to Turkey, the crew with the equipment faced a small hiccup due to a document oversight they weren't aware of and Menon took to social media and asked for help.

Sources say Turkish Airlines (the country's national carrier) stepped in and immediately agreed to fly the crew in. The Indian agent Flamingo Travels and the Georgian company also got together to sort this out with the help of Turkish authorities. Now, the team is all set to reach Istanbul shortly.

A sequence of the film is expected to be shot there with the entire cast in tow.