Suriya is shooting in Madurai after a long gap, (the earlier one was Bala’s Pithamagan) for his upcoming flick Soorarai Pottru in Sudha Kongara’s direction. Hundreds of the actor's fans from in and around the city thronged the shooting venue every day to get a glimpse of him. Taking a cue from the likes of Rajinikanth and Vijay, Suriya quickly organised a fans’ meet at a nearby hall and interacted with them. He also patiently took pictures with around 800 fans individually. Suriya who is awaiting the release of his Kaappan said, “Soorarai Pottru is a different attempt and I am confident that it would satisfy you all.”
Soorarai Pottru, based on the life of businessman and founder of low-cost airline air Deccan, GR Gopinath, has Aparna Balamurali as Suriya’s pair. Jackie Shroff, Karunas and Tollywood actor Mohan Babu appear in vital roles. While Hollywood action choreographer George Powell does the stunts, GV Prakash is the music composer.