At the media meet of his upcoming film Kanne Kalaimaane, director Seenu Ramasamy who is known for his award-winning critically acclaimed films like Neerparavai and Thenmerkku Paruvakattru said: “Despite delivering a commercial hit Dharmadurai, everyone in the industry only saw me as Sappani (Kamal’s nickname in 16 Vayadhinile). Only one person called me as Gopal (Kamal’s real name in 16 Vayadhinile) sir, he was Vijay Sethupathi who asked me direct Maamanithan. But due to call sheet issues, the project got delayed and in the meantime, Udhayanidhi called me to know whether I have a script for him”.
“Udhayanidhi has the capability of perfectly emoting in intense sequences without the help of glycerin. If he does ten more films like Kanne Kalaimaane, no one can replace him in the industry. Throughout the film, Udhay only listened and performed as per my instructions. Senbagamoorthy from Red Giant wanted a kuthu song in the film but when I said Udhay about the situation, he understood and said no to such an unwanted song”, said Seenu Ramasamy.
The director also added that Tamannaah’s character in the film is based on late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Interestingly, Udhayanidhi is the grandson of late DMK Supremo and former Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi.
Kanne Kalaimaane is all set to release on February 22.