Last month, comedian ‘Ganja’ Karuppu became the proud father of a baby boy. The bearded comedian married a physiotherapist early last year after an extensive search for a bride who could look after the patients at his native place. Though he’s an illiterate, Karuppu married a ‘doctor’ to ensure that she gives treatment to the people in his locality.
The birth of the child has brought him a never-before opportunity of rubbing shoulders with none other than superstar Rajinikanth. It appears that Rajini himself recommended Karuppu’s name to director K.S. Ravikumar to be drafted in as the main comedian in his upcoming period drama ‘Rana’ which went to the floors last week.
Though Vadivelu starred along side Rajini in the super-hit ‘Chandramukhi’ and then in ‘Kuselan’, he didn’t star in Rajini’s ‘Enthiran’ but was on good terms with the superstar who used to laugh his heart out whenever he came across the comedian at public events. The camaraderie, however, went out of the window the moment Vadivelu started campaigning for the ruling front in the just-concluded elections.
Vadivelu’s off-the-cuff remark about him not finding a place in ‘Rana’ has hugely upset Rajni’s fans. In this backdrop, it is felt that ‘Rana’ could be a God-sent opportunity to ‘Ganja’ Karuppu to make his presence strongly felt in the film!