The twitter spat between Gautham Menon and Karthik Naren reached heights with Arvind Swami joining late yesterday. It all started when Gautham Menon posted this:
While some young filmmakers whine about their passion getting butchered instead of growing a pair, here’s a young team that makes an interesting short about girls,women, cricket, CSK and liberation.What a https://t.co/dseipSKVrF very nicely done!
— Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) March 27, 2018
This was considered a direct hit at the young filmmaker Karthick Naren who has apparently been complaining in media outlets that the director Gautham Menon allegedly said he will produce Naren’s next film but ended up taking all the money to use for Dhruva Natchathiram. For the tweet that Gautham Menon posted, Karthick Naren reacted with this:
While everybody advised against it I had the pair to trust you & collaborate sir. In return we were treated like trash & made to invest on our own. I think its better to whine & confront instead of running away. Please don’t do this to any other young filmmaker sir. It hurts! https://t.co/05b4v7eSXg
— Karthick Naren (@karthicknaren_M) March 27, 2018
While a lot has been spoken about Gautham Menon’s alleged treatment of his cast and crew we don’t know how far it is true. Arvind Swami came to back up Karthick Naren in a tweet that clearly showed what he thought of this issue and also including the ‘Grow a pair’, reference as sexist.
Yes we all can grow a few things, a pair of eyes that sees what we do to others , a pair of ears to hear the truth, a conscience to tell us when we are wrong and a pair of whatever to accept our mistakes and apologise…instead we grow our list of commitments that we can’t keep.
— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) March 28, 2018
Owing to the heavy backlash from all sides, Gautham Menon apologized to Naren today and has submitted a lengthy statement regarding the same. He has tried to clear the issue and has mentioned he did the rant because of pressure.
A note from me to end this….
to Karthick and to everyone else.. pic.twitter.com/V6c5EXcuMn
— Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) March 28, 2018