Keerthana, the youngest daughter of Parthiepan made her onscreen debut through the film ‘Kannathil Muthamittal’, which was a sensational hit giving her overnight success stroke in the industry. She later continued her schooling and college after which she joined as assistant to Maniratnam. In one of the recent interviews, Parthiepan shared his experience with his daughter Keerthana as a cinema professional, where he told, “Sometimes, I ask Keerthana if she can tell or shed some lights upon the film Kaatru Veliyidai and she refrains from letting anything out and replies with silent smiles. In fact, Maniratnam even asked her to play heroine twice for his movies, which she refused and believed that she doesn’t want to be a routine girl in the industry, but someone like Maniratnam.” Keerthana is now working as assistant director to Maniratnam for his upcoming film ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. The film’s audio and trailer release is scheduled to happen in February followed by worldwide release in March. Karthi plays a pilot and Aditi Rao Hydari as a doctor, who bounce upon each other during a flight journey and fall in love.