RJ Balaji and his LKG team are gearing up for the release of the film on Feb 22nd. The film carries good pre-release buzz, particularly among Balaji’s core youth audience. At the press meet of the film held on Saturday in Chennai, Balaji said that no politician or political party had taken offence to his film and its posters yet. “I’m a very very normal person, that’s why they’ve ignored the film I guess. I’m not an Ajith sir or Vijay sir or Rajini sir or Kamal sir for the politicians to pelt stones at me.”
There was one more reference of Ajith at this press meet when comedy actor Mayilsamy narrated how he was inspired by the relief work done by Balaji and Siddharth during the Chennai floods back in 2015 and got into relief work in the vicinity of his locality with a bunch of 13 youngsters. “These youngsters were convinced to stick on with me daily only after I promised them that I would get them a picture with Ajith sir. But I myself haven’t met Ajith in a long time!”
One more controversial moment at the press meet was when Balaji said that a one film old filmmaker whose first film had failed, refused to even meet him and discuss the idea of directing LKG when he pitched the idea to that filmmaker. Balaji didn’t mention any name, thereby leading to a guessing game of sorts among the media.