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Sathyaraj Initially Turned Down Jackson Durai: Dharanidharan

At a press meet held yesterday, director Dharanidharan, who is busy helming his upcoming film, Jackson Durai, stated that actor Sathyaraj turned down the offer when he heard that Jackson Durai is a horror film. “Since Sathyaraj does not believe in ghosts, he was hesitant initially. Later, when I narrated the script, he understood his character’s importance and accepted to play the ghost role in the movie.”

Actor Sibiraj, who plays Sathya in the movie, is a police officer. In the movie, Sathya goes to a village called Ayanpuram where he has a supernatural encounter. Sibiraj said, “When Naaigal Jaakirathai became a hit, I decided not to sign any horror movies as they are large in number, and also not to act in those movies in which my father Sathyaraj is a part of. But, Jackson Durai‘s strong script made me take it up despite my decision.”


Jackson Durai is a story that is set in the 1940s, and actor Sathyaraj will have both human and ghost portions. The director also added that 25 percent of the shoot has been completed.

Jackson Durai has Sibiraj, Bindu Madhavi and Sathyaraj in lead roles while actors Karunakaran, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Yogi Babu and American actor Zakri – who plays villain – are a part of the supporting cast. Cinematographer Yuva of Burma fame, editor Vivek Harshan and music director Vipin Siddharth belong to the technical team.