Director Bharathiraja is all set to launch his Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum (AK) at a glittering function to be hosted soon. Leading film-makers like K. Balachander, Maniratnam, Balumahendra and many others are expected to take part in the launch of the film, said to be a ‘dream’ project by Bharathiraja.
Exactly three decades after launching Radha as heroine in the hit film Alaigal Oyvathillai in 1981, Bharathiraja is all set to direct Radha’s daughter Karthika in Annakodiyum… Readers might recall that Karthika debuted as heroine in Tamil films with K.V. Anand’s Ko but hadn’t signed up any more Tamil film despite the colossal success of Ko wherein she was paired opposite Jiiva.
Bharathiraja was apparently impressed by Karthika’s performance as a scribe in Ko and made known his appreciation. Radha, who considers Bharathiraja as her mentor and guru, is thrilled about the fact that Bharathiraja had good words to speak about her daughter. “I was extremely happy that my guru has appreciated Karthika’s work in Ko. I’m really proud that she would be playing the lead role in his next film,” says Radha.
The film will have Parthiban, Vinay, Iniya and Eswari Rao playing significant roles. Iniya was last seen in Sargunam’s Vaagai Sooda Vaa while Vinay has been out of reckoning for some time now. The first schedule of the film’s shooting would be wrapped up in 20 days after which Bharathiraja plans to wait for a couple of months till Parthiban manages to shed off those extra pounds to make himself suit the character he plays in the film.