Making an open challenge, Selvaraghavan said on Monday that he would quit films if anyone could prove that his recent-release ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ was a copy of several Hollywood films.
Speaking to journalists in Chennai along with the cast and crew of the ‘Pongal release’, he said the film was a honest and sincere effort to take Tamil cinema to new heights.
“I don’t need a Western movie to inspire me for the purpose. ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ was based on original idea and it was an outcome of three years of hardwork of our entire team,” he said.
On comments that the story was difficult to be understood by the audience, the filmmaker said the audience should elevate themselves to the next level to understand the movie.
“When you are able to watch fantasy Hollywood films like ‘Avatar’ and ‘Harry Potter’ without any questions, why not ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’? he asked. Selva was accompanied by producer of the film Raveendran, lead actors Karthi, Reemma and Parthiban and music composer G V Prakash Kumar during the media meet.