After working as an assistant director under Mani Ratnam for two years, karthi went on to become an actor. Now, his film ‘Cheliya’ directed by Mani Ratnam is getting ready to hit the screens on April 7th.
As soon as Mani narrated the script, Karthi reminded of his brother Surya as he did such intense character in ‘Surya S/o Krishnan’. So, when Karthi went near Surya to take some suggestions, he smiled and asked Karthi to start working out. Also, Karthi reportedly met a lot of fighter pilots for taking inputs and acted accordingly. He says that he looked very lean in this film and learnt a lot from Mani Ratnam as he is a perfectionist.
Unlike any other love story, Karthi says that ‘Cheliyaa’ is an intense and emotional love story which will have Mani Ratnam’s mark all over it. There is a decent buzz on this movie and AR Rahman’s songs are getting good response all over.