Director Mani Ratnam said in an interview that he had narrated two stories – Nayagan and a spy thriller – to Kamal Haasan 30 years ago and they eventually went on to do the former which was not only a blockbuster hit, but also an all time favourite for many movie buffs. However, Mani’s desire to make this spy thriller never materialised.
Recently, he set about working on this project and had roped in Mahesh Babu and Nagarjuna to play the lead roles in it. Unfortunately, the film was dropped due to various reasons and sources say Mani has moved over to another project. Looks like this 30-year-old spy thriller is jinxed!