Posted Sat, June 16, 2012 12:03pm IST

South superstar Karthik is all set to battle it out with Ajith on June 22

Saguni, Karthik’s upcoming film is simultaneously releasing in Tamil and Telugu. The political thriller is touted to be a blockbuster at the box office. This is the first time Karthik will be donning a political character. Other stars actors like Prakash Raj, Raadhika Sarathkumar and Nassar, who’ve all got considerable screen time in the promo, play game leaders in the political field.

Karthik is playing an interesting character in Saguni that is inspired by mythological character of Saguni from the epic Mahabharata,” says Shankar Dayal, the director. Pranitha of Udhayan fame will be the female lead and Radhika Sarathkumar will be seen on the big screen again, after a long time. “Lord Krishna is known for his clever ways to help the Pandavas win against Kauravas. So was Saguni, who tried his best to help Duryodhana and his men. Karthi’s role in Saguni is filled with such clever acts. But it has no negative shades,” adds Dayal.