Karthi- To shave or not to shave!

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2008 04:32 hrs

Remember Paruthiveeran Karthi? Well it is a long time since his debut film released (21 months back) and still his second film Aayirathil Oruvan is yet to see the light of the day!

The never ending shoot of the film has become a bit of a joke in the industry. Karthi has been shooting for the film for more than 250 days, with no signs of it getting completed. Meanwhile, he had signed up his second film for producer and director Lingusami, which was to start in September, but repeatedly postponed due to delay in completion of Aayirathil Oruvan .

But the professional that he is, Karthi went out of his way to accommodate the Selvaraghavan film. But it looks like he had also enough of the film and wanted to move on and start Lingu's film where he is paired opposite Nayanthara from December 1. The problem is that like his first film he has a beard in his second film, while for Lingu's film it is a clean shaven look.

Now Karthi wants to shave his beard and start work on his third film for which the director wants him to do a photo shoot with Nayanthara by mid-December. But Selvaraghavan pressed the panic buttons and pleaded with Karthi not to shave, as the continuity in his film will suffer.

The latest we hear is that Selva and the producer of Aayirathil Oruvan have approached Tamil Film Producers Council to stop Karthi from shaving his beard! Their argument is that they are putting up a huge set in a Chennai studio and will complete the shoot at the earliest.