In her recent interview to Vikatan, actress Keerthy Suresh said that she first denied the offer of Nadigaiyar Thilagam because the actress felt whether she could justify the character of Savithri. “I also thought whether the sad life of Savithri will go down with today’s audiences but many told me that it’s a blessing to reprise the role of a legendary actress”, said Keerthy.
The film’s director Nag Ashwin compiled all the important scenes of Savithri in a pen drive and handed over to Keerthy for mentally preparing herself as Savithri. Keerthy also read a book on the life of the Pasamalar actress.
“Veterans like Sathyaraj, Radha Ravi, Jayabharathi and Savithri’s daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari told me interesting information about Savithri. Only later, came to know that Savithri and I have a few common interests like car racing, cricket, and swimming. I used to scare kids by folding my eyebrows and Savithri amma has done it too”, said Keerthy.
Dulquer Salmaan plays Gemini Ganesan in the film and Samantha plays a journalist named Madhuravani. Nadigaiyar Thilagam is all set to release on May 9.