Chennai: Telugu film star Akkineni Nagarjuna says Suriya is a bigger star outside of Tamil Nadu too.
"I'm a fan of a very few actors. Suriya happens to be one among them. I fell in love with his work, especially after Ghajini, and I think he is a bigger star not just in Tamil Nadu. He is equally popular in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana too," Nagarjuna said at the music launch of his upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual Thozha on Friday.
Suriya was the chief guest at the event. Karthi and Tamannaah Bhatia, lead actors of Thozha, were there too.
Nagarjuna said he was lucky to have worked in the film which is a remake of the French drama The Intouchables.
"I consider myself extremely lucky to have been a part of this project. It is a film very close to my heart," he said.
In Thoza, Nagarjuna plays a quadriplegic wheelchair-bound millionaire. Karthi will be seen as his caretaker.
Taking a dig at Karthi, he said, "My only problem with the film was that Karthi got to dance with Tamannaah, but I couldn't."
Nagarjuna also credited Karthi for helping him to dub in Tamil after many years.
Directed by Vamsi Paidipally, the film is produced by PVP Cinema and it's slated for release on March 25.
The Telugu version of the film is titled Oopiri.
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