But, looks like it there was a different debut path waiting for the actress. In a recent interview with a popular entertainment portal, ace producer Kalaipuli S Dhanu revealed that Nayanthara was supposed to make her debut opposite to actor Simbu who she even dated down the line.
He stated that when they were assembling the cast for Thotti Jaya he came across Nayanthara’s picture (Diana Mariam Kurian) on a magazine and tracked her down to be part of the film. Apparently, though he was keen to cast Nayanthara in the film, director VZ Durai and cameraman RD Rajasekar had given a word to actress Gopika while in the Malayalam film Four The People.
The film has actress Gopika playing the female lead opposite Silambarasan aka Simbu. Until now, it was believed that director VZ Durai’s first choice for the female lead was Nayanthara, but she couldn’t be part of the film as she turned busy in Tamil after her debut Ayya. Dhanu concludes saying that he regrets not launching Nayanthara.
On the professional front, Nayanthara has Rajinikanth starrer Annathae directed by Siva, Kaathuvaakkula Rendu Kadhal alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Samantha, Nizhal alongside Malayalam actor Kunchackoo Boban and Netri Kann produced by her beau Vignesh Shivan.