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Now, producer Elred Kumar takes a potshot at director Gautham Menon


Well known producer Elred Kumar, who, at one point in time, had jointly produced films with Gautham Menon before parting ways after a bitter fight, took a potshot at the ace director on Twitter.

Gautham Menon

Manigandan KR

Just a few days ago, a war of words had broken out between promising young director Karthick Naren, who shot to fame with his debut film Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016), and ace film director and producer Gautham Vasudev Menon.

Gautham, who had chosen to produce the young director's next film, Naragasooran, was in for a shock when Karthick took to Twitter to lash out at him. The young director tweeted, "Sometimes, a misplaced trust may kill you. People should think twice before taking it for a ride. The last thing you want to see is your passion getting butchered from all the directions for a mistake you did not commit. Threshold!"

An angry Gautham, too, retorted on Twitter by putting out a post in which he said, "While some young filmmakers whine about their passion getting butchered instead of growing a pair, here's a young team that makes an interesting short about girls, women, cricket, CSK and liberation. What a connect. So very nicely done!"

This prompted another stinging response from Karthick, who said, "While everybody advised against it, I had the pair to trust you and collaborate sir. In return, we were treated like trash and made to invest on our own. Please don't do this to any other young filmmaker sir. It hurts!"

After this, others like actor Arvind Swami too took director Karthick Naren's side and Gautham wrote a long post on his Facebook page, apologising to Karthick and thereby bringing the matter to an end. 

However, another controversy seems to have now erupted with well known producer Elred Kumar, who, at one point in time, had jointly produced films with Gautham Menon before parting ways after a bitter fight, taking a potshot at the ace director on Twitter.

Elred Kumar, in his tweet, said, "We first lodged complaint against HIM stating he was deceitful and brought to notice of media. Still many fall a prey to HIM. @karthicknaren_M boldly opened up.many who are devastate by HIM and haven't bought to limelight.Wake up at least to save others from the trap. #CunningFox"

It may be recalled that Elred Kumar and his partner Jayaraman had filed a case against Gautham and P Madan, saying that the duo had taken money from their firm, RS Infotainment, in 2008, promising that they would do a film for them. However, Gautham and Madan had not kept their promise, Kumar had alleged in his plea in the court and had asked them to either make a film for them or return the money they had taken as advance. The dispute had caused a lot of heartburn and had left the two as bitter rivals. 

Now, after a considerable period of time, Elred Kumar has lashed out at Gautham again. Gautham has so far not responded to Kumar's tweet.