Hyderabad: Nayanthara's exponential growth from being an actress to the Lady Superstar of South cinema is an inspiring tale to many aspiring talents who want to make it big in the industry. The actress made her debut in Malayalam with Manassinakkare, which released in 2003. Those who have been following her career know that she has changed her name from Diana Mariam Kurian to Nayanthara. Nearly fifteen years, two Malayalam directors are fighting over who chose the name Nayanthara for her. Their public spat on Facebook has raised a lot of eyebrows among the audience.
Malayalam director John Ditto claimed that it was he who chose the name Nayanthara for her. Now, the Manassinakkare director Sathyan Anthikad took to Facebook and wrote, "It was director Ranjan Pramod and me who had suggested the name Nayanthara. I even don't know who this John Ditto is (sic)" Sathyan also added that he never thought this conversation would crop up today.
He further added, "I never thought that there would be a need for an argument or claim over this matter. One morning, while the shoot of 'Manassinakkare' was going on, Ranjan Pramod and I made a list of names after a lot of thinking. We gave that list to Nayanthara; she picked the name that she liked most."
Nayanthara is always known for her exclusivity and keeps her away from the prying eyes of media. It is safe to say that she wouldn't react to this controversy surrounding her name. On the work front, the actress is flying high with the kind of films that she has been doing, especially after her comeback. The actress has wrapped up the shooting of two films namely, Milind Rau's Netrikann and RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan's Mookuthi Amman, which are at the post-production stage.