Actor Karthi, for most part of film-maker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama Kaatru Veliyidai, will be seen sporting a clean-shaven look. He will also be seen sporting a stubble in some crucial scenes.
"Karthi is currently shooting in a clean-shaven look. For nearly 60 per cent of the film, he will be seen in this avatar. In some important portions, he will also be seen sporting a stubble," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
This is the first time Karthi will be sporting a clean-shaven look in a film. Always seen with a stubble, the Paruthiveeran actor was asked to go for a clean shave by Mani Ratnam.
Playing A Pilot
Also, Karthi will be seen playing a pilot for the first time in his acting career. The movie is said to be a romantic flick set against the backdrop of a war.
A Dream Come True
Karthi had earlier said that it is his dream to act under the direction of Mani Ratnam. Well, looks like his prayers have been answered sooner than he expected.
Working With His Mentor
Karthi had assisted the maverick film-maker Mani Ratnam before venturing into acting. He will be extremely pleased, now that he is acting under the direction of his own mentor.
Anything For Mani
It is a known fact that Karthi loves his facial hair, for the actor has never been spotted without them. But when Mani Ratnam suggests something you just do it without any questions!
Cast & Crew
Apart from the lead pair, Kaatru Veliyidai also stars Rukmini Vijaykumar in an important role. While Ravi Varman will crank the camera, National Award winner Sreekar Prasad will edit the movie.
Karthi will next be seen in Kashmora which also stars Nayantara and Vivek. Stay tuned for further updates.
The film's makers have recently completed a shooting schedule here in Chennai.
"In the Chennai schedule, two songs and some crucial scenes were canned. One of the songs featured a Holi sequence and it was shot at a specially erected set in Binny Mills. Another song featuring Rukmini Vijayakumar was shot in Victoria Hall," the source said.
Also starring Aditi Rao Hydari, Delhi Ganesh, Shraddha Srinath, RJ Balaji and veteran Malayalam actress Lalitha, Kaatru Veliyidai features Karthi in the role of a pilot.
Aditi will be seen playing a doctor in the film, which has its music by double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman. Kaatru Veliyidai is expected to hit the screen before the end of this year.
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