Sivakarthikeyan's tentatively titled SK 21 / RKFI 51 being produced by Kamal Haasan's Raaj Kamal Films International (RKFI) banner along with Sony Pictures International Productions and R. Mahendran resumed filming in Kashmir earlier this week and it has now been revealed that popular actor Lallu has joined the film. Best known for his roles in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's blockbusters Sarkar (2018) and Master (2021) and Karthi's Kaithi (2019), the promising actor shared the big news on social media on Friday extending his gratitude to the upcoming film's director Rajkumar Periasamy, while reminiscing his time with the filmmaker when they previously collaborated on the 2017 Gautham Karthik-starrer Rangoon.
Taking to Twitter and sharing a photo of the SK 21 / RKFI 51 announcement poster along with pictures of Kamal Haasan, Sivakarthikeyan, and the film's female lead Sai Pallavi, Lallu thanked director Rajkumar Periasamy writing, "It's been 7 years since Rangoon, and I'm grateful to be a part of your first film. Looking forward to our next project together, #SK21. You've been my support and mentor, and I'm forever grateful Na. (sic)."
It's been 7 years since Rangoon, and I'm grateful to be a part of your first film. Looking forward to our next project together, #SK21. You've been my support and mentor, and I'm forever grateful Na.@Rajkumar_KP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6fzh7fXft6— Lallu (@lalluTweets) June 9, 2023
Sivakarthikeyan's SK 21 was launched in a grand manner in May, which saw the actor along with producer Kamal Haasan, Rajkumar Periasamy, Sai Pallavi, National Award-winning composer G. V. Prakash Kumar, among others in attendance, with fans sending the team their love and support for the journey ahead. There has been massive excitement surrounding the upcoming film right from the get-go, with Sivakarthikeyan also informing during the Maamannan audio launch that director Rajkumar Periasamy has requested him not to reveal the look for his role till the release of the first look. SK 21 is one of the promising ventures Sivakarthikeyan has in his lineup that includes Maaveeran scheduled to come out in theatres on July 14 after which his highly-anticipated sci-fi film, Ayalaan, will open in cinemas worldwide as a grand Diwali release this November.