Karthik Subbaraj to direct Rajinikanth in action-drama

Mumbai: Director Karthik Subbaraj Tuesday revealed that his 2014 film Jigarthanda helped him fulfil his dream of working with South superstar Rajinikanth.

The director said he wanted to cast the actor in the film but was too scared to approach him as he was a budding filmmaker at that time.

But when Rajinikanth saw Jigarthanda, he praised the director and said he felt as if he was watching himself on the screen. They are now set to work on an action drama.

Karthik, who is currently promoting Mercury, his film with Prabhudheva, said, “When I wrote ‘Jigartanda’, I thought of him (Rajinikanth) while writing the part that was played by Bobby Simha.”

“Interestingly, when Rajini sir saw the film, he liked it and when we met he told Bobby and me that while he was watching ‘Jigarthanda’ he felt he was seeing himself on-screen,” Karthik told PTI.

When the director told the “Robot” star about his desire to cast him in the film, the 67-year-old actor said he should have approached him.

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