Actor Karthi during his days as assistant director happened to be bulk in physique and when director Ameer wanted him to play the lead role in his magnum opus Paruthiveeran, he had apparently made it tougher to shed down weight and it gained him immense popularity. The actor then in most of his movies was sporting hefty looks and couldn’t shed down weig ht. But again after many years his arrival into the project, he was insisted by Maniratnam to shed down an extensive weight loss for his upcoming film ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’, which happens to be his next release to happen in the month of March. The actor looks fantastic with slim makeover and he plays the role of a stylish pilot. Now that Karthi has completed shooting for this film, he will soon start working on the new project titled ‘Dheeran Adhyayam Ondru, directed by Sathuranga Vettai fame Vinoth. Telugu actress Rakul Preet Singh has been signed to play the female lead role and Ghibran is composing music. It seems that Karthi will be maintaining the same slim look for this film as in Manirathnam’s movie as he plays the role of a cop.