Karthi’s flying lesson

Karthi’s flying lesson

Karthi plays a fighter pilot in Director Manirathnam’s film. The star was sent for a basic flying lesson where he had to sit in the cockpit and observe the pilot. This seems to be quite a transformative experience for the star.
He says, “It took time for me understand the requirements of portraying a Fighter pilot character. It was very difficult for me to understand the way Mani Ratnam sir had conceived the character and wrote it based on his research.
So sir had sent me for a basic flying lesson. I sat next to a pilot on a flight and saw how a flight is operated to fly. We cannot get that feeling from anything else. The main training given to the pilots is to remain calm during panic situations. The most important quality of a pilot is to remain calm and composed in whatever bad situation he encounters while driving a flight. To know about fighter pilot, I spent a day with my friend who is a Wing Commando.
“I genuinely felt that, In South India or in the way I was brought up, whether we have that much respect for the armed forces and whether we are aware about their level of dedication.”

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