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My Role In Market Raja MBBS Will Remind People Of My Father: Radhika Sarathkumar

Market Raja MBBS Movie Stills Starring Arav
The audio launch of Market Raja MBBS starring former Bigg Boss winner Arav and Kavya Thapar in lead roles was held yesterday in Chennai. Industry vet Radhika Sarathkumar was felicitated with the title ‘Nadigavel Selvi’ ‘for her outstanding journey as an actress in the world of both silver screen and small screen’. Interestingly, Radhika’s father veteran actor MR Radha was given the title ‘Nadigavel’ in the year 1952 during the staging of the play ‘Por Val’. Excerpts from what the cast and crew said at the event:

More than getting honoured, I am emotionally delighted for my father’s title is also here. It’s only because of his blessings, I have come this distance. Today’s main focus is Arav and music director Simon K King. I have always been in awe of Saran sir for being so creative in his writing and narration. I think the reason behind this big honour is because of my role in this film that might remind people my father in a few places.”


Producer S Mohan: “Director Saran has done a remarkable job with his screenwriting and direction. Simon K King has given us his best music at lesser remuneration and I request producers to introduce and make use of such good talents. I am sure Arav will become a mass commercial hero with this film and it doesn’t look like his debut movie. I have almost completed shooting another film with him Raja Bheema and he has done a tremendous job in both the movies.” Actor Sarathkumar said, “I am really honoured to see that Radhika has been a part of this industry for more than 40 years. In reality, she is the Lady Superstar as she’s given huge hope to many actresses that their span as heroine isn’t limited to five years, but beyond that. I have always felt that she deserves more honours including Padmashree.”
Nassar: “I am happy that Radhika has received great honours. I have always admired her for being a strong woman. Director Hari added, “I got the feel of watching the trailer of Amarkalam here and am sure Market Raja is going to be a huge success. Music Director Simon has done a fabulous job.”
Producer G Dhananjayan: “I am sure Radhika madam will definitely get Padmashree sooner and we as an industry will surely get such the honours next year.”
Rohini: “We as artistes always desire for some challenging roles and I am really happy that we get it in Saran sir’s movies. Working with the entire team has been blissful. I was laughing thoroughly throughout the narration and am sure that everyone in theatres will be totally engrossed with this engaging entertainer.”
Devadarshini: “For the artistes like us who came to industry by 90s, it’s been a dream come true to work with Saran sir. Arav is handsome and really talented and Radhika mam is such an inspiring female artiste.”
Actor Arav: “I want to thank Mohan sir for treating me like a son and giving me the opportunity to work in two films with him. Being such a great filmmaker, director Saran left me fascinated with his down to earth personality. There was no need for an established filmmaker like him to narrate the script to a newcomer like me. I used to feel a longing that Radhika ma’m should play my mother like she did for Vijay in Theri. But to see that she has donned a mother role like this in Market Raja is awesome.”
Director Saran: “While my life as director was going into dusk, Surabhi Mohan sir became my dawn. I would like to make a statement that I am back. Rohini madam has done a remarkable job in this film. Almost everyone in the star-cast has made a great contribution towards the film and Radhika madam is just awesome.”
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