Rajiv Menon gave us Kandukondein Kandukondein 20 years ago and the film is certainly one of the best ever made.
Talking about the film to The Hindu, Rajiv Menon said that Prashanth was the first choice to act in the role of Manohar. He also revealed that Ajith was in hospital bed when he heard the story.
“We looked for a couple of actors to play the role of Manohar, the struggling filmmaker. Prashanth was one option, but he said he would prefer playing co-star to Aishwarya Rai and not Tabu. The name of Ajith came up, and I was told that he was injured and recuperating. I visited him at the hospital, and narrated the script to him when he was in bed. He then came on board.”
Kandukondein Kandukondein starred Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Mammooty, Ajith, Abbas, Srividya among others.