Mani Ratnam will turn up with a sizzling love story, which will see yesteryear hero Kathik’s son Gautham making his acting debut. The film-maker is obviously resting after disastrous Raavan. He planned one with Mahesh Babu but in vain. Now, it is learnt that he okayed one of the scripts presented to him by a writer and wanted to cast Vijay in the lead. Since the love story has village backdrop, Mani thought that a fresh face would add color and hence finalized up on Gautham. The film is titled Pookadai and more details will be revealed in the near future.