The one-film old hero Udhayanidhi hints at getting into politics in the near future. Udhaya had his debut film as hero in Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OKOK) hitting the screens all over the State and elsewhere last Friday. Reports say that the film, directed by Rajesh of Siva Manasula Sakthi and Boss Engira Baskaran fame, has been doing well thanks to the hilarious comedy by Santhanam.
Udhaya visited a theatre in Coimbatore where the film was sceened as part of the publicity campaign to boost the box-office prospects of the film. Son of former deputy chief minister Stalin and grandson of DMK chief Karunanidhi, Udhaya was talking to fans and filmy-goers when he didn’t rule out the possibility of him taking after his father and grandpa and entering politics in future.
“It all depends on fate; only time alone will decide about my entry in politics. I’m happy to have cherished my long-held dream of becoming a hero. Though we expected the film to do well, the magnitude of the success has really stumped us. The film is being watched by repeated audiences comprising women and children. Though OKOK qualifies for it, it is yet to be granted exemption from entertainment tax by the State Government.
“I shall continue to fight to get the ‘tax exemption’ status for my film. I feel that after Chennai, the people of Coimbatore have taken a huge liking to the film. I’m also told that the film has been doing successfully in more than 25 screens across North India. I love humour and consciously chose a humour-filled role as my first film. I’m happy that the results are encouraging,”says Udhaya who has also produced the film.