'Thalapathy' Vijay's Beast is set for a grand opening in theatres worldwide on April 13 and tickets have been selling like hot cakes in the advance bookings so far. Directed by Kolamaavu Kokila and Doctor fame Nelson Dilipkumar under the Sun Pictures banner and featuring music by Anirudh Ravichander, the upcoming mass action thriller is coming out as a pan-Indian release in Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi under the title Raw, with the Telugu version being released by blockbuster producer Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations. With less than a week for Beast's release, Nelson along with the film's female lead Pooja Hegde sat down for an interview on Saturday with Dil Raju, who incidentally is producing Vijay's next, the tentatively titled Thalapathy 66. During the promotions, Nelson and Pooja went on to speak in detail about Beast, while also revealing that there are two different versions of the 'Arabic Kuthu' song in the film. 

Producer Dil Raju said, "Arabic Kuthu is already a sensational song with nearly 275 million views." Pooja then goes on to inform saying, "And, this is for a lyric video." Dil Raju further states, "Kids are already dancing to the dance movement shown in the song." He then asks Nelson about the discussion behind composing 'Arabic Kuthu', with the filmmaker stating, "I requested Anirudh to give me a hit song, which should be appealing to the people of all states and should not be limited to Tamil Nadu. So, we were planning to keep it in gibberish and the lyrics in the song are not actually Arabic. We were confident about the song since we enjoyed it during the composition. Vijay sir and Pooja along with everyone in the team liked it during the first listen. I didn't explain much about the situation and asked him for a hit song, which has to be bigger than Anirudh's previous songs and he gave me."

Speaking about the visuals of 'Arabic Kuthu', Pooja stated, "In Beast, the song will have different visuals. Later, they will release a different visualization. So, what you see in theatres, it will be only for the screening in the theatres." Nelson further explained saying, "There's one-minute extra content that we have for another version of the song. In theatres, the song's visuals will be different compared to the video song that will be released later once the film is out."

Watch Pooja Hegde and Nelson Dilipkumar speak about Beast during their interaction with Thalapathy 66 producer Dil Raju in the video below: