The comedy sensation of recent times, Santhanam declared that there is no room for 'double-meaning' dialogues any more in his performance. Santhanam has teamed up with debutante Baskar, for his next film 'Thalaivan', and he assures that the comic relief in this movie is dignified and has no innuendos.
With his consistent track record, Santhanam is analogous to hero's best friend, in Kollywood. Though most movies are a roaring success, there are also a few that don't make it that big. Santhanam's decision was fuelled by his previous film 'Alex Pandian' with Karthi, that failed to entertain the audience enough, and ended up in a botch for Kathi's career. Santhanam decided not to bungle again, and it was due to the urging of Bas of Thalaivan.