Karthi : Surya’s ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ inspired me

Karthi admits his brother Actor Surya was his inspiration to get in shape for his role in Kaatru Veliyidai

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Suriya and Karthi

Actor Karthi is a delighted man these days and for obvious reasons. Anyone who gets an opportunity to work with the genius Mani Ratnam will definitely be in a similar state. With the release date less than a week, the promotional activities for ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ are in full swing. Releasing in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously, the film also marks the debut of Bollywood Diva Aditi Rao Hydari down south.

Kaatru Veliyadai

During one of the interviews, actor Karthi revealed few things about the film which are really interesting. The actor said, “Surya’s ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ is the inspiration for my look in Kaatru Veliyadai. I worked really hard on my fitness to get into the right shape. I lost a lot of weight and used to hit the gym regularly than before. I used to ask Mani sir everyday about my look and his feedback really helped me get there”.  Well it wasn’t that easy to guess though from where he had drawn inspiration from. The actor also said that the role of an armed forces officer really motivated him and pushed him to get into shape.

‘Kaatru Veliyadai’ is slated to release on April 7th 2017 in both Tamil and Telugu. The Tamil version is being produced by Mani Ratnam himself under the banner Madras Talkies while the Telugu version is being produced by prominent producer Dil Raju.

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