Was Raadhika Sarathkumar, one of the finest actresses Tamil cinema has ever seen, insulted by the makers of Vijay Sethupathi's Dharma Durai, which had her playing a key role?
That's exactly what veteran actor and politician Sarathkumar has
said, much to the surprise of many.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, producer RK Suresh has
said it was unintentional and that he didn't mean to disrespect the
veteran actress. "It was unintentional. I would say that it was
actually a technical fault. I have full respect for Radhikaa
RK Suresh's Apology
"In fact, not one poster I released during promotion was
without madam's (Raadhika) picture. If it hurt her or Sarath sir in
any way, I offer my sincere apologies," Suresh told the
Director Seenu Ramasamy too, said he is an admirer of
Raadhika's acting skills and that the placement of her name was
Seenu's Admiration For Raadhika
"I am a great admirer of Radhikaa madam's acting and
have high regards for her. I tried roping her for my earlier film
'Thenmerkku Paruva Kaattru' for which I waited an entire
year, Seenu told DC.
Director Takes Up The Responsibility
National Award recipient Seenu Ramasamy has taken up
the responsibility and rightly so. It was I who told the
assistants to put the senior actors' names together. It was done
inadvertently, without any hurtful intent," he has
'Dharma Durai' Doing Well At The Box Office
Meanwhile, Dharma Durai is said to be
doing well in theatres across Tamil Nadu. It was reported that the
movie had collected close to 5.6 Crore rupees from its opening
"Started watching 'dharmadurai', disappointing to see a senior
artist Radika being insulted in the tittle card hope seniors are
respected (sic)," Sarathkumar wrote on his official Twitter
Apparently, while rolling out the movie's title card, Raadhika's
name had appeared after displaying the names of relatively new
actors and actresses.
Dharma Durai had an ensemble cast of Tamannaah Bhatia,
Aishwarya Rajesh and Shrusti Dange among others. While Tamannaah
and Aishwarya played lead roles along with Vijay Sethupathi,
Raadhika was seen playing Vijay's mother.
Though disappointed with the placement of his wife's name,
Sarathkumar had good things to say about the movie as a
"'Dharmadurai' is a lovely film, a must see, screen play
narration and forward thinking emotional film, Radika, Vijay,
Bhaskar, Aishwarya and the entire crew, music score and the
director superb and extraordinary. Congrats to Producer Suresh for
selecting the script, congrats," he had said.
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