Thankar Bachchan is busy shooting for his new film titled Kalavadiya Pozhudugal with Prabhu Deva in the lead. Bhumika Chawla is playing the female lead and Prakash Raj is also in the cast.
But the surprise element is Satyaraj who is making a cameo appearance in a song where he comes as Periyar. This was announced at a press meet on Wednesday (April 8) held at the location of the film at Mohan Studio in Chennai.
A huge stage was put up with cut out’s of Lenin, Karl Marx and other leaders. The song Cheran Enge..Chozhan Enge… which was being picturised was played for the media and music director Bharadwaj who was present at the press briefing spoke highly about Vairamuthu’s lyrics which were truly inspirational.
Satyaraj said: “When Thankar asked me to make a special appearance in this song, I was all excited as I owe a lot to him. In my 31 years of film life, it is his film Onbathu Roopa Nottu that fetched me lot of accolades and got the best reviews from the media. Moreover, I do not wish to dump myself on the audiences any longer playing lead roles in commercial films. I have decided to do good character roles like what Amitabh Bachchan did in Sarkar or Sivaji Ganesan in Thevar Magan”
Prabhu Deva who plays Porcheziyan in the film said: “ I have completely surrendered myself to Thankar Bachchan. When I signed this film a lot of people in the industry told me that it’s not going to be an easy ride, but let me tell you that in these 15 days of shoot in Coimbatore and now Chennai, I have not been pampered so much by any director. The film is a very touching love story”.
Says Thankar Bachan: “Kalavadiya Pozhudugal will be different from the usual run of the mill movies. Satyaraj shaved his head to do a special appearance as Periyar and CPM state secretary N Varadarajan is also there in this song. It is my dream project and I always wanted this to be my first film, I'm sure that the film would be a turning point in the history of Tamil cinema!"