Karthik Subbaraj On His Rajinikanth Film

Tamil filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj has attained an impressive reputation in no time at all as a filmmaker who delivers the hits . After  making  4 successful films  in a row Karthik now embarks on the most difficult  film of his career.

A film starring Rajinikanth in the lead.

Shedding light on the  project Karthik says, “It has been  my dream to make  a film with Rajini Sir. I grew up watching his films.And I was sure I would direct a  film with him some day. I   never  thought would happen so early.”

When  Karthik wrote the new film for Rajinkanth  he  was  in  for a  surprise. “ I went with the story to  Rajini  Sir about a year ago.I never thought he would agree to do it.To my surprise he had seen my films from the  first one Pizza, then Jigarthanda and  Iraivi.When  Rajini Sir said he had seen all my films I  was  happier than I can explain. He had trust in my abilities and we decided  to  do our film together as soon as  he was free from his  two assignments 2:0 and  Kaala . I thought he  would forget about my film . But now that he has finished  with his pending projects he told me we can start.”

Karthik feels  a huge sense of joy and responsibility.  “With the  happiness  of knowing I am working with the  biggest star of  the country comes the worry of knowing how to present him in  a different light.  To change his image  is unacceptable to  his fans. So I’ve to work my way around his image.”

The  one  thing that Karthik’s Rajini starrer won’t go into is politics. “I’m aware Rajini  Sir has been  doing  political films lately.  But my film with him would have  nothing to do with politics . It would be  a lighthearted  film.”

Apart from Rajinikanth only Vijay Sethupati has been finalized in the untitled Rajinikanth  film.

Says Karthik, “Vijay Sethupati has been a  part  of  almost all my films. He  trusts me blindly and I feel the same  trust in his abilities each time.”

 The young filmmaker dismisses reports  of Simran being finalized as Rajinikanth’s leading lady. “So far  only Rajni Sir and Vijay Sethupathi have been locked. We  are  yet to finalize  the  leading  lady. We hope to complete  the  film by the end  of this year and release the  film early next year.”

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