28 January, 2021

Gurunath Meiyappan

Make no mistake, Srini Saar is quite shrewd and will wriggle out of the current crisis

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Gurunath Meiyappan

Some family members even today regret that I did not follow the family tradition and make movies. Grandfather A.V. Meiyappan started AVM Studios and made memorable films. In one of them, Vazhkai (Bahar in Hindi), he even introduced the delectable Vyjanthimala. But I was more keen on golf and doing some betting in cricket. This has been misunderstood and has brought me no end of trouble. But let me clarify—my interest in placing bets and befriending Dara Singh’s son Vindoo was only to win his confidence, make a film with him.  But before I could make him an offer he could not refuse, and even after calling him on his mobile over 250 times, he spilled the beans and both of us are now in jail. I feel like punching Vindoo but then I remember that he is Dara Singh’s son! In fact, I had decided to cast Sakshi (Dhoni’s wife) as the heroine because I was quite impressed with their photographs which appeared all over the media. Such vibes! They would have made a hit pair and grandfather’s soul would have become happy. Now I think I...



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