'Marriage will make me more responsible'

'Marriage will make me more responsible'

New terrain

All set: Karthik Shivakumar

Karthi sounds very excited and confesses that he can’t wait to get married. “It’s hard to find someone who thinks on your wavelength and of course someone who gels well with you. I’ve found that in Ranjani,” he tells Metrolife.

Karthi is busy wrapping up the shooting of his latest film Saguni, a film about political satire, where he plays a young guy from the village who juggles various roles in life. “He doesn’t stick to a particular career. This young man is smart but innocent and is capable of getting everything done in a jiffy. It’s an entertainer,” he says and adds, “My character gives scope for a lot of performance without crossing the limits of reality.”

Still basking in the success of Siruthai where he played a double role that of Rocket Raja, the pickpocket and Rathnavel Pandian, a fearless cop, Karthi says, “People call me Rocket Raja and the image of a pickpocket still looms large.”

 He says he was offered a lot of cop roles after Siruthai. “I think the physique did the trick. But I don’t want to play a cop too soon and would like to take up other serious roles,” he says. But Surya, his older brother, is the real cop material. “Surya never restricts himself. He pushes his own boundaries and never tires of exploring the actor in him. I am choosy when it comes to my characters. I have to like a script to act in it,” reasons Karthi, who has become popular for his quick sense of humour.

But after his marriage will he get more choosy with his roles? “I don’t think marriage will change much. But I think when you’re a bachelor, taking risks doesn’t matter much but after marriage, I think I would be taking less risks. More than change, marriage will make me a bit more responsible. Maybe I will start taking calculated risks,” he laughs.

Karthi’s fiancee Ranjani thinks Karthi looks best in Naan Mahaan Alla and in Paruthiveeran. “I tried telling her that I’ve done action hero roles but she says she liked me most in these two movies. She’s majored in English Literature and films is an unknown terrain for her. But now I guess she’d starting watching more movies,’ he wraps up.

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