During a recent interaction with a leading daily, actor Arjun opened up about his reasonably eventful career and explained why he had initially turned down Shankar’s ‘Gerntleman’. The star said that he was offered the film at a time when he was angry with filmmakers for not helping him when he was going through a difficult phase on the professional front.
“I was angry that no one had come to me with film offers when I was struggling before Sevagan. But so many people started approaching me once that film became a hit. And I told them all that I did not need them and I would do my films by myself. It was at this time that I was offered Gentleman,” he added.
Arjun further added that he agreed to star in the film when he realised that he was being unfair to Shankar and heard his script.
“I realised I was being unfair by rejecting a film even without listening to the script. So I heard the script with the intention of saying no. But I liked it very much. And it got me recognition, and also gave Tamil cinema a great filmmaker,” Arjun added.
In case you did not, ‘Gentleman’ was touted to be a vigilante drama and helped Arjun establish himself as a force to be reckoned with. Besides him, the film also featured Madhoo in the lead. Released in 1993, it was later on remade in Hindi as ‘The Gentleman’ with Chiranjeevi in the lead.
On a related note, Arjun is currently gearing up for the release of ‘Nibunan’ which happens to be the 150th movie of his career.