Suriya calls Selvaraghavan ‘Steven Selvaberg’ at ‘NGK’ audio launch

“I still remember the first time I met Selvaraghavan. We saw visuals of Kadhal Kondein and I expressed my wish to act with him. It has eventually happened 16 years later with NGK,” said actor Suriya at the trailer and audio launch of NGK, speaking on his longtime wish to act under Selvaraghavan’s direction.

Comparing Selva’s work with Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, Suriya called Selvaraghavan as ‘Steven Selvaberg’.

Suriya said, “Selvaraghavan’s work is way ahead of its time. NGK is his take on politics and the way he extracts performance from his actors is unique. After being so many years in the industry, I had to unlearn and relearn something new for NGK. I request Selva to approach me whenever he writes a new script.”

“I have an undying love for Selvaraghavan’s direction and screenplay. I feel glad to have acted with the magical combo of Selvaraghavan and Yuvan Shankar Raja,” the actor added.

The theatrical trailer of Suriya’s big-budget political thriller is trending at number one position on YouTube with more than three million views within fourteen hours.

NGK tells the story of a youngster who is crazy about his country and takes several steps to change the political system.

On the delay in releasing NGK, Suriya said: “I and Selva had health issues and there was an industry-wide strike so the film took its own time.” NGK will release 31 May.

NT Bureau