Karunakaran is a popular comedy/supporting actor in Tamil cinema who ventured into Kollywood after acting in a few widely popular short films. Some of Karunakaran's notable works in Tamil cinema include Kalakalappu, Pizza, Soodhu Kavvum, Yaamirukka Bayamey, Jigarthanda, Kappal, Indru Netru Naalai, Iraivi, Oru Naal Koothu, Vivegam, Hara Hara Mahadevaki, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu, Monster, Jiivi, etc. It has now been revealed that the talented actor underwent a surgery for his leg injury recently and is currently in bed rest.

According to reports, Karunakaran injured himself while shooting for STR's Maanaadu in February, but since it was a minor injury, Karunakaran continued shooting for the film. Making use of this lockdown period, he underwent a minor surgery at a private hospital and is said to be doing good. The picture of him clicked while in the hospital is now doing the rounds on social media. It is said that he will be on rest for the next few weeks and will get back to work only when the doctors advise him to. We at Galatta Media wish Karunakaran a speedy recovery.

STR’s Maanaadu has got huge expectations among the fans and it is expected to be a strong comeback film for the talented actor. Directed by Venkat Prabhu, this political drama’s shooting began in the month of February this year, but due to the unexpected pandemic situation, the shooting has now been stalled, just like any other film. The shooting is expected to resume only when everyone is declared safe from the pandemic. The makers have so far shot some important sequences and a song in Chennai and Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad. Apart from STR, Maanaadu’s star cast also includes the likes of S.J.Surya, Bharathiraja, S.A.Chandrasekhar, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Karunakaran, Premgi Amaran, Daniel Annie Pope, Manoj Bharathiraja and others.

STR will be seen playing the role of ‘Abdul Khaaliq’ and this film is expected to showcase him in a completely new dimension. The film has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja who has got a great rapport with both Simbu and Venkat Prabhu and having said that, we can expect Yuvan to deliver a chartbuster album for Maanaadu. Yuvan has already recorded one song which has been penned by lyricist Madhan Karky. Richard M Nathan is the cinematographer and Praveen KL is the editor of this film.