Director AR Murugadoss has revealed that Thalapathy Vijay’s character in Sarkar is based on Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai. The film is all about how a corporate chief comes to his native land and clean the system. Vijay's character is said to have negative shades in the beginning but slowly situations push him to fight for the rights of his people.
Murugadoss said that Vijay was initially hesitant to take up the story as he faced a lot of oppositions for the single dialogue in Mersal but the director convinced the actor because Sarkar is not against any one political party or politician. “The film’s motto is to tell the importance of voting rights to the people”, said Murugadoss who has also confirmed that he is in talks with Superstar Rajinikanth for a possible project but things are yet to be finalized.
On Keerthy’s role in the film, the director said she adds the pleasant color to the film but after watching Mahanati, the director promised the actress a strong character in his next film. Sarkar also has Varalakshmi, Radha Ravi, Pala.Karuppaiah and Yogi Babu in pivotal characters.