Sivakarthikeyan's next big film, the tentatively titled SK 21, was launched in a grand ceremony in the presence of 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan, who is producing the ambitious venture under the Raaj Kamal Films International (RKFI) banner along with Sony Pictures International Productions and R. Mahendran. The film is Rangoon fame Rajkumar Periasamy's second directorial and he has now posted a few photos extending his birthday wishes to cinematographer Ch. Sai. The first picture shows the filmmaker and Ch. Sai alongside Kamal Haasan, while the other three photos show the duo at a filming location; presumably SK 21. "Happy birthday dear Sai! God bless you! May this be a defining year for you and a great start for successful endeavours!!! Stay blessed 🙏 My prayers and wishes! Here’s @ChSai0809 our talented Director of Photography of #SK21 ! (sic)," Rajkumar tweeted.
Happy birthday dear Sai!
God bless you!
May this be a defining year for you and a great start for successful endeavours!!!
Stay blessed 🙏
My prayers and wishes!
Here’s @ChSai0809 our talented Director of Photography of #SK21 ! pic.twitter.com/fvquuQvzSO— Rajkumar Periasamy (@Rajkumar_KP) May 19, 2023
Ch. Sai had taken part in the SK 21 pooja ceremony earlier this month, which also saw Kamal Haasan, Sivakarthikeyan, Rajkumar Periasamy, the film's female lead Sai Pallavi, National Award-winning composer G. V. Prakash Kumar gracing the special occasion. Sai is said to have worked as an assistant to acclaimed cinematographer R. Rathnavelu on several television commercials and films and was announced to be making his cinematography debut in Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara's Rowdy Pictures venture titled Walking Talking Strawberry Icecream.
Full-scale production on SK 21 is yet to begin rolling and fans expect the film to be made in a grand manner as both Sivakarthikeyan and Rajkumar Periasamy have been building a lot of hype since it was revealed that they would be collaborating. The upcoming film is one of the several big promising ventures for Sivakarthikeyan as the actor-producer's first big release of 2023 will be Maaveeran scheduled to come out in theatres on July 14. He will also be seen in the highly-anticipated sci-fi film, Ayalaan, which will open in cinemas worldwide as a grand Diwali release this November. SK is also said to be holding discussions with blockbuster Tamil directors Venkat Prabhu and AR Murugadoss for different projects.