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Suriya’s NGK is third Tamil film to get Twitter emoji


In the film, Suriya plays a character that rises up to become a politician from grass-root levels.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Tamil cinema is finally catching up with the craze for Twitter emojis. After Mersal (2017) and Kaala (2018), Suriya-starrer NGK is the third film to get a dedicated Twitter emoji.

The NGK Twitter emoji went live on Tuesday, 21 May, and Suriya’s fans couldn’t be happier. The film, which stands for Nandha Gopala Kumaran, marks the maiden collaboration of K Selvaraghavan and Suriya. The duo had been planning to work together for a long time and their wish finally got fulfilled through NGK.

At the film’s audio launch last month, Suriya clarified NGK isn’t just about politics. In the film, Suriya plays a character that rises up to become a politician from grass-root levels.

“It’s Selva’s take on politics and it has much more to offer. I fell in love with cinema more after working with Selva. Each day on the sets of NGK, I was able to learn and unlearn even after 20 years of acting. Each day was a bundle of surprises,” he said.

The film, which has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, also features Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh as the leading ladies. Suriya is sharing screen space with both Rakul and Sai Pallavi for the first time.

NGK was supposed to hit the screens last Diwali alongside Vijay’s Sarkar (2018). Amidst rumours that Suriya and K Selvaraghavan were at loggerheads while filming, the former clarified all’s been well between them.

“The time that we spent on the project has been well justified. Some of the delays were unavoidable and it includes the industry strike and both Selva and I falling ill for few weeks. We had to take breaks from shoot. However, we made the most of every day we shot for this project,” Suriya added.