Earlier this year, Bharathiraja and his close friend Ilaiyaraaja had agreed to come together after twenty years for a rural drama titled Aatha. The duo had delivered many classics but after the 1992 Tamil film Nadodi Thendral, they had a few issues and never worked together again.
Aatha was originally penned by Krishnakumar but now, Bharathiraja has issued a statement saying that the film is dropped. "Aatha was supposed to be made before fifteen years. Now, it's too late as it will incur a big money loss. Very soon, will make a new announcement with a fresh cast and crew.
This announcement has come as a shocker to many as they expected the reunion of Ilaiyaraaja and Bharathiraja!