When asked Karthi whether he has any idea of directing a film since he had worked as an assistant director under Manirathnam, he said,” I have got the idea but I don’t want to direct now. I have got to learn a lot of things as an actor.
My brother Surya used to tell me that one should have originality and also advised me not to imitate any one because then only one can survive in this field. He expects lots from me in spite of my hard labour. Because of this the passion for acting is becoming more and more for me. After this I will be taking up direction.”