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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 12:11 IST

Is Sivakarthikeyan a part of Rajinikanth starrer Thalaivar 171? Actor clarifies

Earlier, it was reported that Sivakarthikeyan will be playing a prominent role in the film titled Thalaivar 171. However, the actor has now clarified.

Sivakarthikeyan with Rajinikanth
Sivakarthikeyan with Rajinikanth | Image:X
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Rajinikanth has joined hands with filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj for his 171st movie, tentatively titled Thalaivar 171. Earlier, it was reported that Sivakarthikeyan will be playing a prominent role in the film titled Thalaivar 171. However, the Ayalaan actor has now reacted to the reports during the promotional event of his film.

Sivakarthikeyan | Image: X

 

Is Sivakarthikeyan a part of Thalaivar 171?

While interacting with media during the promotions of Ayalaan, Sivakarthikeyan confirmed that he has not been approached for Thalaivar 171. "I also read it in news reports but nothing has been confirmed," he said.

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Sivakarthikeyan with Rajinikanth | Image: X

 

However, the actor expressed his joy and eagerness to share the screen space with Rajinikanth. Sivakarthikeyan said, "I am always ready to take up the opportunity to act with Thalaivar. I would not even worry about the length of the character. Even if it's for a single scene, I am ready."

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He further added that Rajinikanth is his biggest inspiration in the industry and has learned a lot of lessons from him. "What more a fanboy can ask for than sharing the screen space with him?" he asked. Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj is still working on the script of Thalaivar 171 and the film will go on the floors early next year.

Sivakarthikeyan with Rajinikanth | Image: X

 

How did Sivakarthikeyan respond to trolls at Ayalaan’s pre-release event?

Addressing the competitive release on Pongal, Sivakarthikeyan mentioned, "Pongal often sees many film releases, leading to tough competition. While some praise and find inspiration in my work, some criticize me. However, I don't let it affect me. I prefer focusing on those who appreciate my efforts."

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Although Sivakarthikeyan's recent remarks appeared to be directed at a broad audience, they followed a period of controversy. During an interview in October, music composer D Imman expressed feeling 'betrayed' by the actor. This raised questions about Sivakarthikeyan's reaction at the pre-release event. Instead, he appears to have alluded to the competitive scenario as a result of simultaneous releases of Rajinikanth's Lal Salaam, Dhanush's Captain Miller, and Aranmanai 4, implying possible trolling from fans of other stars.
 

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 12:11 IST

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