Director Karthick Naren, who made a splash in Tamil cinema with his debut film, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru, in 2016, is currently working on the tentatively titled D43, starring Dhanush in the lead role. Being produced by the prestigious Sathya Jyothi Films banner, the upcoming film has been described to be a new-age thriller, with Petta and Master heroine Malavika Menon cast as the female lead alongside Mookuthi Amman fame Smruthi Venkat and will also feature music by G. V. Prakash Kumar. As the excitement for D43 continues to soar, Karthick Naren on Friday took part in a Q&A session with fans on his Instagram page. 

Prior to D43, Karthick Naren had made the crime thriller, Mafia: Chapter 1, which came out early last year and garnered mixed reviews from fans and critics. Mafia starring Arun Vijay in dual roles had Prasanna playing the antagonist, followed by Priya Bhavani Shankar as the female lead and had been produced by Lyca Productions. Expectations were quite high leading up to the release of Mafia, but failed to make a big impression, leaving both fans and critics divided. Karthick Naren, who took part in a Q&A with fans, was asked by one social media user about his thoughts to Mafia's response to which he responded with a funny meme of superstar comedian 'Vaigai Puyal' Vadivelu's famous 'Thambi, tea innum varala' comedy scene from 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Pokkiri

In the scene in Pokkiri, we see Vadivelu informing Sriman, Vayapuri and Karate Raja that he's speaking on the phone after interrupting their plans, leading to the trio beating him up. Eventually, we see Vadivelu telling that none of them should be present next to him and also that they should be careful, which he immediately retracts saying he was speaking to himself. Karthick Naren, who although did not directly say that he feels letdown by the response to Mafia, has rather responded on a humorous note. Apart from the upcoming D43, Karthick Naren also has the long-delayed, Naragasooran, starring Arvind Swami, Shriya Saran, Sundeep Kishan, Aathmika and Indrajith Sukumaran in the lead roles and was billed as the the second film in the young director's "thriller trilogy" after Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru. Check out the meme below posted by Karthick Naren: