Chennai, Apr16 (tamilnaducentral): S S Saravanan, one of the owners of Saravana Stores announced that he was going to produce a feature film and act opposite Nayanthara. He announced this at Tiruchendur Murugan Temple. He and his family had gone to gift a golden spear worth Rs 1 crore.
Saravana Stores owner hit the limelight when he was featured in the advertisement film for the opening of the Padi showroom. Tamannaah and Hansika acted along with him in the advertisement directed by renowned film makers JD- Jerry. He later appeared in another commercial with choreographer Raju Sundaram (brother of Prabhu Deva).
Yesterday, after coming out of the temple with his family, Saravanan, owner of Saravana Stores told media that he was making his debut as an actor in a feature film produced by him and he was the hero. The current sensation Nayanthara, known as Lady Superstar, will be his heroine.
It is not known whether JD- Jerry who made the commercials for the store are the directors. The duo had directed Ullasam with Ajith and Vikram and produced by ABCL, owned by Amitabh Bachchan. The next outing was Whistle with Vikramaditya, Sherin and Gayathri Raghuram. Later the duo was to direct a film with Vikram Prabhu and Dulquer Salman. It has not taken off. Jerry acted in Bala’s Paradesi.
The Padi showroom commercial created lot of memes and trolls. Some netizens said that if the owner was desperate to bring in shoppers, then they would even pawn their stuff and buy from Saravana Stores but please don’t torture them with the commercials. Undeterred, Saravanan shook a leg with Raju Sundaram for a commercial that was released before Tamil New Year. At the opening of the Padi showroom, the owner said that he was just giving it a shot and was not sure he would go ahead with acting.
Reacting to the news that Saravana Stores owner’s acting debut, a netizens asked – You have a ten storeys building full of dresses, but why act with a two piece bikini girl? Another posted that Power Star Srinivasan was the next to act with Nayanthara. Yet another post appealed for calm from netizens and hold fire till Nayanthara denied the news. As Saravanan became the butt of ridicule on social media, his spokesperson said that neither was the bizman going to act in a film and nor was he waiting for Nayanthara. Nayanthara heaved a sigh of relief.
In Tamil Nadu, owners of retail stores appearing in advertisements released in print media is very common. Annachi Selvarathinam and Vasanthkumar of Vasanth & Co are a few examples.