Karthi who has been a part of some popular films down south and will soon be seen in Ponniyin Selvan 1recently opened up about the warm reception he gets whenever he meets a North Indian.
Narrating the incident from Kashmir, Karthi said that a shopkeeper from the venue recognized him from his 2015 film Kaashmora.
“I went to Kashmir with my daughter. There was a store. We wanted to buy a bag of chips and he (the shopkeeper) asked me, “Aren’t you Kaashmora?” (Referring to Karthi’s film of the same name). We are getting so much love from the North but I am happy to be introduced in a proper Hindi film as this (PS-1) is releasing in five languages,” gushed the actor.
However, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan intervened and said that it is no longer about the audience identifying a film from a particular region or an actor from a particular state. Now, thanks to OTT, people can actually access different kinds of cinema from the same country and celebrate the art.
Aishwarya he stated, “All these barriers have fallen. People want to see every movie from every corner of the country. And so we have to break away from the conventional way of thinking and help our viewers and viewers also not slip into the typical way of looking at art. Art has always been there and so have artists. Roads were limited, but today it is open. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. It’s so evident now that people across the country are embracing cinema in all its forms, so it’s a liberating time for us.”
Led by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha, Vikram, Jayam Ravi among others.