John Kokken, who played the role of a boxer, Vembuli, in Arya’s Sarpatta Parambarai revealed how Ajith called and congratulated him on his performance in the film. During an interview with a daily, the actor spoke about his inspiration and role model Thala Ajith and how he has always supported and encouraged him. Whenever things got hard, John would turn to Thala Ajith, who told him his time would come when his talent would shine through.
Sarpatta Parambarai was released on July 22 on Amazon Prime Video. Directed by Pa Ranjith, it sees John as Vembuli from the Idiyappa clan, who is the main competitor to Arya from the Sarpatta clan.