Young hero Karthi Sivakumar is certain that three years of hard work is bound to result in the success of Pongal-release ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’.

"The feedback about the movie from the fans and those in the industry has been very positive. The film’s distributors are also very happy with the performance of the movie at the box-office," Karthi says sporting an air of confidence.

Karthi feels ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ was a brave effort by the director Selvaraghavan. "I am proud to be part of this magnum opus. It was a wonderful experience working with Selvaraghavan."

Karthi asserts that the movie was rather in the category of fantasy adventure. "I did a lot of homework for the film. I had learnt ‘silambam’ for my earlier flick ‘Paruthi Veeran’ and it was handy. I had seen the amount of hard work my brother Surya puts in for each film and it certainly inspired me," he says.

Karthi’s next release will be ‘Paiyya,’ directed by Lingusamy. The actor plays the role of a city youth. "It is a youthful subject and it should hit the screens in a month’s time," he informs.

Karthi visited the city theatres on Wednesday where his latest flick is being screened, much to the delight of the audience.