Daniel Kish will be arriving to Chennai to attend the press meet
tomorrow (September 12). Announcing the news, Dhananjayan Govind,
UTV South Chief, tweeted, "Daniel Kish, an inspiration for one of
Chiyaan's character in #Thaandavam will be in Chennai
tomorrow for a press meet. Chiyaan will attend."
Kish is known as a real-life Batman. He became blind when he was
13-months-old but that did not distract him from leading a normal
life. He used reflected sound waves to build a mental picture of
his surroundings which is called as a form of human echolocation.
Now, he is running a non-profit organisation named World Access for
the Blind to train other blind people.
However, in the forthcoming movie, Vikram plays a blind person
but he is gifted with human echolocation to detect objects in his
environment. This character of the Chiyaan is inspired by Kish.
Hence, the makers of the film have invited him.