Suriya's upcoming action drama family entertainer, Etharkkum Thunindhavan, being produced under the Sun Pictures banner and directed by Pandiraj has now added Vijay Television's Cooku with Comali sensation Pugazh in a pivotal role. The addition of the popular comedy actor has been confirmed in a social media post by director Pandiraj, who tweeted a photo from comedian Soori's birthday celebrations at the Etharkkum Thunindhavan shooting spot. In the picture, we see Suriya, Pandiraj, heroine Priyanka Arul Mohan, veteran actors Sathyaraj, M. S. Bhaskar and Saranya Ponvannan, followed by Devadarshini, Vada Chennai fame Sai Dheena, Tiger Thangadurai, cinematographer Rathnavelu cheering Soori as he is cutting the birthday cake, with Pugazh as well seen in the midst of the celebrations. 

Pugazh has garnered a massive fan following in recent times, especially after his successful stint on Vijay TV's Cooku with Comali season 2, which ended this year, with the show receiving huge TRP ratings. The lovable comedian was credited by many fans for keeping the antics fresh and lively, with his banter with his fellow contestants turning out to be a major USP for the show’s second season’s big success. His inclusion in Suriya's Etharkkum Thunindhavan ad been reported on social media for sometime and this latest confirmation by Pandiraj will no doubt leave his fans mighty excited considering he also has in his lineup films like 'Thala' Ajith's Valimai, his fellow Cooku with Comali contestant Ashwin Kumar's acting debut Enna Solla Pogirai, Santhanam's Sabhaapathy and, Mirchi Shiva and Yogi Babu's Kasethan Kadavulada remake to name a notable few. Check out below Pugazh at Soori's birthday celebrations at the photo Etharkkum Thunindhavan shooting spot: 

The hype surrounding Etharkkum Thunindhavan is massive as it marks the first time Suriya is working under Pandiraj's direction after the director delivered Kadaikutty Singam into a blockbuster success for the actor's 2D Entertainment banner, which featured his brother Karthi in the lead role. Etharkkum Thunindhavan also includes  Vinay, Ilavarasu, Subbu Panchu, Dhivya Dhuraisamy, 'Master' Cibi, Saran Shakthi, Akash Premkumar and others in important supporting roles, with music by D. Imman.