After playing a rough and tough cop in Theeran: Adhigaaram Ondru, Karthi will be seen in a full-length rural avatar in Pandiraj-directed Kadai Kutty Singam, which has been wrapped up and is getting ready to hit the screens.
Karthi plays a farmer in the film and he apparently learned to farm to essay his part authentically. By accepting the role, he said that he wants to inspire the younger generation to take up farming and go back to their roots.
The film marks the first time collaboration of Karthi and Pandiraj. Itâ€™s also Karthiâ€™s maiden collaboration with 2D Entertainment, which is owned by Suriya and the company so far has produced films such as 36 Vayadhinile, 24 and Pasanga 2. Kadai Kutty Singam, which is gearing up for release this summer, has music by D Imman.
Recently, there were reports that Karthi had signed a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Needi Naadi Oke Katha director Ravi Udugala. The reports suggested that Karthi liked the script and gave his nod.
However, the Madras actor has clarified via a statement that nobody even approached him in the first place with such a project. He also said that he will officially announce whenever he signs a new project.
If all goes as planned, Karthi will have two releases this year. There are rumours doing the rounds that he might reunite with director H Vinoth next year for Theeran sequel. However, these reports are premature and need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced Karthi will next team up with debutant director Rajath Ravishankar. Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, RJ Vignesh, Amrutha and Renuka form the supporting cast of the film which will also feature a special guest appearance from veteran actor Karthik, who was last seen in Suriya-Vignesh Shivan's heist thriller Thaana Serntha Kootam. Rakul Preet Singh has been signed to play the leading lady.
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