Those who are scouting for new faces for acting in films are advised to look up Facebook. K.S. Thangasamy, who directs 'Rattinam' which is to be released soon, is one who has done this and succeeded too.
Laguparan, who plays the hero in âRattinamâ has been picked up by Thangasamy after seeing his profile on Facebook. Laguparan has worked as an assistant director.
Thangasamy held a news conference recently to brief the media on the status of the project. He said he had been looking for a new face to play the lead in the film set in Tuticorin. His search had not been in vain. A few persons had been shortlisted, but they had demanded a high price. It was then that Thangasamy spotted Laguparan on Facebook and asked him to come over and meet him. He found the man a tad heavy and wanted him to reduce his weight and meet him again after 10 days. When Laguparan appeared before Thangasamy the second time, he looked slim having lost a few kilos. Thagasamy also chose another person the same way through Facebook to play an important role in âRattinamâ.
Yet another newcomer Swathi plays opposite Laguparan. Manu Ramesan has scored the music. P. Rajsunder, an assistant of R.D. Rajasekhar, is the cinematographer.