Mari Selvaraj: Dhanush, Kalaipuli S. Thanu’s support for Karnan gives me courage

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Director Mari Selvaraj makes no secret about his starvation for appreciation. At a press meet in Chennai on Wednesday, he recalled how he values appreciation from his mentors, colleagues, and the media. “Before Dhanush left for the United States, we showed him the movie. After watching it, he just told me that this film will take me to a new height. But, did not say anything about the movie. After some time, I asked him again, ‘sir, you have not said anything about the film yet?’” he stated.

Dhanush appears to have been taken again by his director’s eagerness. “Dhanush asked whether I won’t feel shy in openly asking for appreciation,” he stated.

The director defined that he was frightened whether or not this movie would cater to Dhanush’s stardom and the expectations of his followers. To calm his nerves Dhanush stated, as Mari recalled, “I am so glad to have been part of your film. I love you, sir. Is that enough?”

Mari additionally famous that he was nervous when he needed to present the movie to producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu. “I was waiting outside as the producer and his son were watching the film. When the film reached the climax, I wanted to see Thanu sir’s reaction to the last shot. And I entered the theatre only to find him crying. I was speechless. He hugged me and kissed my cheek and encouraged me to take this film worldwide,” he stated.

Mari stated the quantity of affection and appreciation that he acquired from his mentors Ram and Pa. Ranjith earlier than the discharge of his directorial debut, Pariyerum Perumal. “I am confident of this film today because of the kind of support I have received from Dhanush and Thanu sir. To make such sort of films, the support from people who you work with is imperative. That gives me the courage to go out and promote this film to others,” he famous.

Besides Mari, producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu, music composer Santhosh Narayanan and different members of the solid and crew of Karnan have been current on the occasion. Dhanush, who’s presently in Los Angeles, had despatched a letter appreciating Mari and all the solid and crew of Karnan.

“Karnan is a very special film for me. As an actor and a person, I got to learn a lot from this film. His determination and humanity was a great source of support every day. I often thought, can I be as good a person as Mari? Thanks for being in my life and turning me into Karnan,” Dhanush had stated in his letter, which was learn on the occasion.

Karnan is due in cinemas on April 9.

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