Won’t touch dad’s ‘Agni Natchathiram’: Gautham Karthik

Actor Gautham Karthik, basking in the success of his latest Tamil film “Rangoon”, says he won’t ever star in the remake of his father’s most memorable yesteryear Tamil classic “Agni Natchathiram”.

The 27-year-old has won over audiences and critics with “Rangoon”.
Some even described his performance as his career best.

Thrilled with the response and love, Gautham said: “It feels really special that I finally have a hit film. I know I made some wrong career choices and that’s why this success means a lot. It motivates me to work harder.”

Gautham, son of veteran Tamil actor Karthik, was launched by Mani Ratnam in “Kadal”.

The film tanked, but he still considers it a “special debut”.

“I owe my career to Mani sir and ‘Kadal’. If not for that film, I wouldn’t have ventured into acting and done ten films so far. The film’s failure didn’t affect me,” he said.

Gautham doesn’t want to be compared with his father.

“I try to be as different as possible. Dad raised me very independently and let me learn things on my own. I’ll always be grateful for that but I don’t want to be compared with him.

“I want to carve my own niche,” he said, adding he won’t touch his “Agni Natchathiram”.

“I believe ‘Agni Natchathiram’ is dad’s trophy and I wouldn’t risk doing a bad job in its remake. I won’t touch that film,” he added.

Gautham currently has three more Tamil projects in his kitty.

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