Karthi has proved his versatility in varied roles within a short span of time: of a village ruffian in ‘Paruthiveeran’, a typical ‘local’ guy in ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’, a care-free youth caught in love in ‘Paiyaah’ and a typical commercial hero in ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’. Sky appears to be the limit when it comes to showcasing his acting credentials.
In this backdrop, it’s no wonder that Karthi is saddled with dual roles (quite early in his career) in his 5th flick ‘Siruthai’. Karthi plays the twin roles of a honest, upright police officer and petty-thief who indulges in picking others’ pockets for his survival.
The actor admitted that he has got a huge fan following, and there are many who are willing to go any extreme to show their love.
During the press meet of ‘Siruthai’, Karthi revealed, “It was after Paruthiveeran had become a huge hit. Five guys had come to my home to meet me. They didn’t know that I had gone out and were waiting until late in the evening to see me. After returning, I met them and started chatting with them over a cup of coffee. They said they liked me so much in the film that they had tattooed my name on their chest. I was shocked when they showed me the tattoo and it read, Paruthiveeran Karthi. A tattoo is something that will not get erased and I was both shocked and surprised to realise that I had made an impression right at the beginning of my career.”
Siruthai is all set to hit the screens for this Pongal. “I’m sure this film will raise the bar for commercial films,” said a confident Karthi.
Karthi’s pairs again with Tamannaah in Siruthai and on the role he comments “She plays a makku (gullible) girl, who falls in love with the pickpocket.” The next question thrown at him was, what kind of girl do he prefer — intelligent or makku?
“Makku girl. It’s comfortable for everyone!” he gushed.
Is he indirectly trying to indicte his parents he likes Tammu the Makku..