Many directors have turned as actors in the latter half of their career. Popular directors like K. Vishwanath, Dasari Narayana Rao, KS Ravi Kumar and Samudhirakani have proved their talents as actors as well. Now, star director Gautham Menon has joined that list. He has now become one of the busiest actors in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries. He says that he is quite enjoying his life as an actor.
Speaking in a recent interview, Gautham said, "I didn't know that there is an actor in me. I've tries a few roles for fun. I have liked them and even the audiences have liked them as well. At the end of the day, both direction and acting are the part of cinema, right? That is why I'm enjoying the stint as an actor."
Gautham has delivered various hits in his career like Gharshana, Cheli, Surya S/o Krishnan and Ye Maya Chesave. For the past five years, none of his films are working at the box office. Moreover, his movies are also facing a financial crisis and are unable to hit the theaters. Thus, Gautham had to enter into acting. Till now, he has appeared in movies like Kanulu Kanulanu Dochayante and Trance (Malayalam). In both the movies, Gautham played the role of an antagonist. He got wide acclaim for his performances as well. Gautham is currently busy making two films, Dhruva Natchathiram starring Vikram and Joshua starring newcomer Varun.