"It's unfair to compare me with legends like Rajini sir. I've heard comments that I resemble him in some of my movie posters and I can only feel happy about it. But I've never tried to take his position or imagine to be his successor," Sivakarthikeyan said in an interview.

"It's like comparing Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar. No matter how well any player plays, nobody can replace Sachin, and we all know that," he said, and added: "I don't even like to be compared with my contemporaries".

Siva believes in self-comparison and setting the bar with every film. Talking about the dream run he's enjoying with multiple hits, he said: "I think audiences gave me these hits and not the other way around. I never claim my films will be loved by viewers one hundred percent, but as the percentage increases, so does the success ratio of my films and it goes from a hit to a blockbuster".

He credits the success of his last four hits to the audiences and the teams he's worked with.

"I think success of any film boils down to a good team. When I team up with Anirudh or Imman, thanks to their tunes, audiences come to watch my films. Similarly, a good cinematographer ensures I look good on screen," said Siva, who has hits such as "Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga", "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam", "Ethir Neechal" and "Maan Karate".

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