Karu, starring Sai Pallavi and Naga Shaurya, is being produced by Lyca Productions and directed by AL Vijay. Said to be an emotional drama between a young mother and her daughter, Karu is being made in Tamil and Telugu. In a surprising move, the makers now have announced that the title of Karu is being changed to Diya and the film will release on April 27th, 2018, which was Kaala’s release date. There was no reason quoted as to why the title was changed to Diya from Karu by the makers. The film will now hit the screens on April 27th worldwide which was earlier the release date of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala. Coincidentally, Kaala too is being presented by Lyca Productions.
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Diya is said to be an emotional ride of a young mother and will also deal with how our society perceives abortion. Speaking about the film, director Vijay had recently said that the film is a sensitive subject and deals with relations. “It is an intense subject and focuses on the bond between a mother and her four-year-old daughter. Sai Pallavi essays the mother. The movie touches upon the issue of abortion and I can’t reveal anything more at this point of time,” director Vijay had said.
Lead actor Sai Pallavi said that she had no qualms in playing a mother at such an early stage in her life. Speaking to a leading tabloid, Sai Pallavi had said, “Honestly, I don’t know what kind of roles one should do at what stage in their respective career. When I choose a script, I ensure that I get to contribute to the film in some way and in turn grow as an actor in the process. When I read the script of Karu, there was a spark within and I instantly connected with the story. I was emotionally attached to the story. After we finished shooting, I was so attached to the kid who played my daughter, I wanted to adopt her. That’s how strong my emotional attachment was with the role and the story.”