Director Mari Selvaraj who is known for his critically acclaimed super hit films like Pariyerum Perumal and Karnan, took to his official social media pages to mourn the demise of a horse named Alex. Mari shared a throwback picture with Alex, the horse, and captioned it with a heartbreak emoji. The picture has made the fans emotional and people have extended their heartfelt condolences on social media. Details regarding the cause of death are yet to be known. Alex, the horse, played a crucial role in Karnan that featured Dhanush, in the lead role, alongside Rajisha Vijayan, Lal, Natty, Yogi Babu, Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Gouri Kishan, and others. Produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu, the film had music composed by Santhosh Narayanan and cinematography handled by Theni Eswar.

The film opened to highly positive reviews from the critics and general audience. Talking about Alex, the horse had a solid significance towards the end of the film, where Karnan uses Alex to return to his village to save his people and it was one of the best moments of the film. The horse also had a good presence in the film's promotional posters and teaser materials, as well. Mari Selvaraj is someone who has expressed his love for animals through his two films and his latest post about Alex has indeed made everyone emotional.

Director Mari Selvaraj is currently busy with the pre production works of his next film which will star Dhruv Vikram in the lead role. This untitled film will be bankrolled by Pa Ranjith under the banner of Neelam Productions. The film is rumoured to be based on the sport of Kabaddi. Details regarding the film's rest of the cast and crew are yet to be known. Find below Mari Selvaraj's latest emotional post, announcing the demise of Alex, the horse which was a part of Dhanush's Karnan here: