Karthi on Sulthan’s clash with Nagarjuna’s Wild Dog: ‘There is always an audience for good films’


Actor Karthi, who was final seen within the critically acclaimed Khaidi, is now geared as much as entertain audience with motion drama Sulthan. Directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan of Remo fame, the film stars Rashmika Mandanna as the feminine lead.

Before the movie’s worldwide launch on April 2, Karthi interacted with the media. During the dialog, he stated that Sulthan is made for a big-screen expertise that may be watched alongside with household. He additionally talked concerning the manufacturing standing of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan. Excerpts:

Tell us about Sulthan?

The story of Sulthan in a single line is – what occurs if we’ve 100 brothers. My character’s goal within the film is to take care of these 100 males. How the protagonist handles them kinds the crux of the story. When director Bakkiyaraj Kannan narrated the movie’s concept to me, I bought very excited and thought that it will develop into an enormous film with stunning feelings. I agreed to do that challenge, and we labored for nearly two years on the scripting itself. The movie is like a pageant the place you’ll be able to watch it and luxuriate in it with your loved ones.

Did the movie obtain any OTT presents?

Yes, we had the choices for the OTT launch. But we wished to carry Sulthan first to the theatres.

How was it like taking pictures with 100 males in a single body?

Having all of the 100 males in a body was fairly an enormous problem for us as we had no reference on find out how to go ahead. It took nearly 5 days to get a correct concept and maintain the taking pictures with 100 males. It was a brand new expertise for me. Filming for this movie was like a pageant for all (laughs).

When you might be doing an enormous topic like Sulthan, all the pieces seems to be bigger than life, however it’s a must to persuade and make the audience consider that it is taking place on the display. It is not an simple job, and this is a form of movie the place you’ll be able to cowl wider age teams.

After Khaidi, has there been any change in your thought course of whereas selecting scripts?

With each movie, I’m ensuring that it differs from my earlier outings. That is why the variety of movies in my filmography seems to be much less. I’m having fun with the best way I’ve been doing films. I’m attempting and selecting up the tales that curiosity me and pose challenges to me.

Sulthan is going to have a field workplace clash with Nagarjuna Akkineni’s Wild Dog.

I need to thank Nagarjuna for wishing us one of the best within the pre-release occasion of Wild Dog. I consider that no matter the variety of releases, good movies always work right here. I pray that each films ought to do nicely on the field workplace.

How was it working with Rashmika Mandanna?

Rashmika was always on time within the units. Even although Sulthan was shot with lengthy breaks in between the schedules, there have been no issues for the dates from her finish. She always cooperated and made certain that the work was accomplished.

Sulthan shall be a really good launch for her in Tamil. Her character within the film is very central and a powerful one.

Did you observe any adjustments in movie releases publish the pandemic lockdown?

People are extra hopeful due to the Telugu movie trade. Here, the movies are operating with nice success on the field workplace. It is a optimistic hope for us as nicely. When it involves releasing films, I believe generally, we have to make selections that favour all people. It needs to be a collective one. There is a danger on my aspect, nevertheless it is additionally vital to take that danger and are available out of that. All this confidence comes from our perception within the content material.

What is the standing of Ponniyin Selvan?

70 per cent of the filming has already been accomplished, and the challenge is coming as a two-part movie. Working for this movie is a lifetime expertise.

When can we count on to see you on the OTT platforms?

If one thing extraordinary comes my means, I can strive. But I don’t should go to the OTTs to strive one thing completely different since I’ve house the place the individuals enable me to experiment on the massive display.


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