Ace director “Ghajani” fame Murugadoss said at the audio launch function of Ram Gopal Varma’s “Rakta Charitram”, Tamil version, he admitted, "Mani sir has always been my inspiration. I’ve learnt so much from his films. I had never met him in person to date. But now, I have to thank Suriya for giving me an opportunity to sit next to Mani sir. When Mani sir begins shooting for his next film, I would love to assist him for at least 10 days. It would help me immensely and I’m sure I will be able to take home much".
Murugadoss was all praise for Suriya (his hero in “7am Arivu”). He said, "Suriya is an addiction of sorts, from which there is no reprieve. It’s impossible for any director who has worked with him once, to not rope him in for their next venture. I’ve worked with him in “Ghajini” and now, I’m working on “7am Arivu” with him. Such is his charisma."