"I share a close rapport with Tamil film industry even though I have not acted in any Tamil movies before. It is because I'm one of the close friends of Rajinikanth", said actor Jackie Shroff, who is making his debut in Tamil with Aaranya Kandam.
The movie is produced by S P B Charan's Capital Film Works and is directed by debutant Kumara Raja who had written the script for Oram Po. The star cast includes Ravikrishna, Yasmeen Ponappa and Sampath Raj among others. The movie has musical score by Yuvanshankar Raja.
Jackie Shroff, who is shooting for the movie in Chennai, said, 'I had been to Chennai on several occasions before. Superstar Rajinikanth is my good friend. I have played as his younger brother in Uttar Dakshin and he has also attended my marriage in Mumbai.
For me, working with Tamil technicians is a delightful experience. I know the dedication and zeal of the Tamil film technicians and their respect towards senior artistes!'