An unsavoury controversy has erupted over cetain dialogues in the recently released Karthi-Pranitha starrer Saguni. Certain sections of the press carried reports saying that some of the ‘dialogues’ in the film appeared to be criticizing Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of the Congress party and who is widely considered to be a ‘prime minister-in-waiting’ by his party men and supporters.
Karthi has now clarified that in no way the dialogues in the film were meant to criticize any individual, leave alone Rahul Gandhi. Karthi has been visiting theatres across the State where the film has been screened in an apparent effort to boost the film’s box-office prospects. He was in Madurai’s Thanga Regal cinema yesterday and spoke in front of a huge number of fans who had assembled to look at and talk to him.
Speaking to press-persons, Karthi said “I’m extremely happy at the welcome accorded by the Madurai fans to me and to the film’s crew. This is indicative of the success of Saguni which I want to share with all my fans across the State by visiting them personally. I’m thankful to the director and producer for making a good entertainer. It’s a political satire which has featured me in various roles.
“I feel honoured by Vikram Sir’s comments that I’m the next ‘big thing’ in Tamil films. I want to star in films with my brother Suriya but no producer has cast us so far together in a film. No dialogues in Saguni were meant to criticize Rahul Gandhi or any other individual. It was not our intention either; we just wanted to make a breezy entertainer. As far as my idea, I’d never take to politics in future,” he concluded.