After the stupendous success of Kaithi, Karthi starred in Thambi which got lukewarm response. He was all set for the release of Sulthan, directed by Remo fame filmmaker Bakkiyaraj Kannan. Sulthan is funded by Dream Warrior Pictures and stars Rashmika Mandanna as the lead lady. The film was planned as a summer release. But there are some things which are beyond our control. With the threat of Corona virus looming large, many biggies like Marakkar and Sooryavanshi deferred their release dates. The producer of Sulthan SR Prabhu has also announced that Sulthan will be delayed due to the pandemic and requested all to stay safe and calm.