Sivakarthikeyan to do a sci-fi film
The actor met the press on Monday ahead of the release of Velaikkaran
With Velaikkaran gearing up for release on December 22, actor Sivakarthikeyan met the press on Monday for an interaction. The actor emphasised that the film's content will be quite different from what he’s done so far, and pointed out that the film would have no punch lines or forced comedy tracks. "It’s about the daily struggles of the layman and director Mohan Raja has brought to life a story that addresses various issues of the hard-working common man," he said, adding that the film's hero is its content.
Asked if the response to his previous film Remo pushed him to choose a serious film like Velaikkaran, Siva said, "I can't make new films as a reaction to being trolled. I wanted to work with Mohan Raja after watching Thani Oruvan; that’s why I approached him for this project."
The actor revealed that although no thought has been given to a sequel at this point, the film does have an open-ended climax. "A sequel is possible if the people give their approval for the upcoming film," he added.
About Velaikkaran releasing alongside Santhanam's Sakka Podu Podu Raja, he said he viewed his films as competing against his own previous projects, and not with other releases.
When asked the mandatory question over actors stepping into politics, he pointed out that anybody could step into the arena as long as they remain clear on their agenda to serve the people. On whether he would foray into politics, he laughed and said he is yet to understand the business and nuances of cinema wholly, let alone venture into other fields.
There were more questions about his previous film, Remo, and how it promoted stalking. The actor frankly said that he felt a tad victimised. Citing many other films in the past that have done it too, he questioned why some sections of the media took Remo alone to task. Asserting that the film was a comedy, he clarified he did Remo because he thought the story was entertaining.
On his next after Velaikkaran and his film with director Ponram, Sivakarthikeyan revealed he would be joining hands with Indru Netru Naalai director R Ravikumar for a science fiction venture.