At the media meet of Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, Suriya revealed that the film’s director Vignesh Shivn met him first and narrated the script he wrote for Sivakarthikeyan and Vijay Sethupathi.
“Great things are happening over the industry. I congratulate Rajinikanth sir, Kamal Haasan sir and Vishal for embarking on their political journey. While getting on with Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, every director I have met and worked has shaped my career. In this aspect, producer K.E. Gnanavel Raja has been an integral part in getting me the best to work with me. Such was the way how I happened to meet Vignesh Shivn.
I would often discuss on every project with director Hari sir as he takes a special interest in me. When I told him about Vignesh Shivn, he instantly told me to work with him. The scenario was same with everyone in my family irrespective of age groups. On meeting Vignesh Shivan, he told me about a script he has kept for Sivakarthikeyan and Vijay Sethupathi. So they suggested me a script based on a real-life incident that happened in 1987.
This was the inspiration for Hindi film Special 26. I sat down for discussion with the same mindset of Special 26. But I was completely surprised to hear a different narration. Vignesh had just picked up the real-life incident and crafted his own version of the screenplay”, said Suriya.