‘You must stick to your convictions, but be ready to abandon your assumptions’. ‘Thala’ Ajith Kumar shows up as its illustration as he confesses about working experience with Venkat Prabhu. Both of them have shared an excellent rapport from the days of ‘JI’ resulting in Ajith’s conviction that he is a talented filmmaker. But soon as he signed Venkat Prabhu for ‘Mankatha’, the actor seems to have had an assumption that ‘Venkat Prabhu team’ would be elvish on the shooting sets and may slightly lack technical brilliance.
But after working with him for the past couple of months, Ajith has now come to know that it was a wrong presumption about Venkat. The star says that Venkat is a meticulous director who looks deep into the technical aspects of filmmaking.
This is probably the reason for the shooting coming to a standstill. Yes, the shooting of Mankatha is not going on as planned and enquiries have revealed that Venkat Prabhu wants the exact replica of the Mumbai Dharavi slum erected in Chennai and this work from the art department is the reason for the delay in schedule.