Tamil hero Karthi enjoys a decent fan base in Tollywood film industry. The actor made his Telugu debut with the film Oopiri and impressed everyone. His new film Theeram Adhigram Ondru is releasing on 17th of this month and the makers are very much happy with the way it shaped up. The film is also releasing in Telugu with the title Khakee. Karthi is in Hyderabad today to interact with the media and the following is his interview.
Why did you select the film?
The movie is based on a real-life incident which happened during the 90’s. Even before the director came to me with the script, I already know about the incident. When the director approached me, I immediately accepted to be a part of it.
Tell us about the research?
I met a lot of police officers and also a senior cop who was dealing this particular case. I learnt the details about how he operated the case from him and we did a lot of other research work too.
Tell us the hard work you underwent for the film?
I had to take a lot of physical strain for doing a lot of realistic sequences. My respect for the cops has grown up now.
About Rakul Preet Singh?
This film is a serious cop drama that will have Rakul playing my wife. She is going to be seen as a housewife that she has not played in the past. Her role would be entertaining.
Is this film a commercial one?
Yes., It is a commercial film with a lot of realistic action. The investigation scenes have come out well and the audience will enjoy them well. I am playing a DSP in the film.
Why did Cheliya become a failure?
All of us knew that we are attempting an experiment. I did it because I got a chance to work with Mani sir. The making was different and I learnt a lot in the process.
Talk about the references with Singham series?
Singham is a filmy cop abut this film has a lot of realistic elements.
Did you sign any films after Oopiri?
I signed one film which got shelved.
Are you doing a film with Vishal and Prabhu Deva?
The shoot got postponed as I am busy with other projects.
Your opinion on Kamal entry into the politics?
Kamal sir is a well-read person who knows the best. He is getting a hang of everything now and he will be taking a big leap when the proper time comes.
What are your next films?
I am doing a complete village drama next. Later, there will be a love story with Rakul again.