There have been many from Kalaignar’s family who are in Kollywood for the past few years. It first started with Udhayanidhi, son of former deputy chief minister Stalin, who took to producing and distributing films in a big way under his banner Red Giant Movies. Then Dayanidhi, son of Union Chemicals & Fertilizers minister Azhagiri, joined the industry as producer and floated his Cloud Nine Movies.
Arulnidhi, another grandson of Kalaignar, then entered the industry and debuted as hero with Vamsam directed by Pandiraj, the national award-winning director. Arulnidhi then had two more films of him releasing in the form of Udhayan and Maunaguru. His fourth film as hero has been titled Sambavam which is being produced by Dayanidhi’s Cloud Nine Movies.
Arulnidhi was also said to be in talks to play the lead role in Asokamithiran which is directed by Karu Pazhaniyappan. However, the film has since been abandoned for a variety of reasons. Poorna pairs up opposite Arulnidhi in Sambavam which would be directed by Ganesh Vinayak.
It is also revealed now that Pandiraj approached Udhayanidhi to play the lead role in Vamsam more than a couple of years back. Udhayanidhi refused the offer which was lapped up by Arulnidhi. Incidentally, Udhayanidhi too turned hero with the film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi which has been received very well by the members of the public.