Meeting the press and the media before his much-awaited political satire LKG releases on the 22nd, RJ Balaji was in a good balance of his spontaneously comic and serious sense. Instead of having a generic press meet with everybody sitting on stage and taking turns to speak at the podium, Balaji himself took over as the host and motored the press meet by interviewing important members of his cast and crew on stage one by one.
Taking up the mic at the end to speak for himself about the film, Balaji opened up on how LKG would be a message-oriented film that says a lot of good things to the audiences, apart from being a comic entertainer that trolls the political scenario. “Over the past two years, I stopped myself from acting in films as a comedian as I was not happy with the characters that I got to do. A lot of people advised me against it, telling me to continue as a comedian and earn good money. But instead, I invested the time in writing the script of LKG,” he said.
“Soon after the Chennai floods, I realized that only 57% of voting were recorded at the elections. When I interacted with a lot of youngsters, I came to know that they haven’t been voting since they don’t know who to vote for and why. I personally feel that LKG will educate and encourage them to cast their votes at the upcoming elections. It is not a film to announce my entry into politics nor target any politician or party. It is a socially charged film,” he concluded.