The much-loved Sivakarthikeyan is arguably one of the most popular young stars in the Tamil film industry today. And, at present, he is gearing up for the release of ‘Velaikkaran’. The film is touted to be an action-thriller and will see him star opposite ‘Lady Superstar’ Nayanthara. Their crackling chemistry has already grabbed plenty of attention and could turn out to be a major highlight of ‘Velaikkaran’. During the film’s press conference, SK spoke about working with Nayan and said that it was a ‘learning experience’ for him.
“She has created space for women-centric films. So many young women who want to become actors look up to her. It was a great learning experience to work with her and Fahadh,” he added,
Well, these are some sweet words and are bound to create a buzz amongst Thalaivi’s loyal fans. Interestingly, Mollywood superstar Fahadh Faasil is making his Tamil debut with this one and will be seen essaying a negative role in this one. Talking about shooting in Tamil, he said that he did face some problems because of the language barrier but enjoyed the experience a lot.
“I could only think of the dialogues in English or Malayalam. I even conveyed this to my director but Raja reassured that it shouldn’t be a problem and that I should work on the film. Nevertheless, I enjoyed working on this project,” he added.
Showering praise on Fahadh’s acting abilities, Sivakarthikeyan said that he was worried about whether he would be able to match up to his talents. He went on to add that he was ultimately able to meet his high standards because of his director’s vision.
“There was so much to learn from brother Fahadh. Most of you are aware of his work in Malayalam, but what you see in Velaikkaran will be in a different league altogether. Initially, I wondered how I would match up to his performance, but thanks to Raja for writing our characters in a way that I feel I have done justice to my role,” added SK.
He also jokingly said that Fahadh would help him enter the Malayalam film industry.
As it so happens, Southern cinema is synonymous with fan clubs. And, at times, this concept has been criticised by critics. However, Sivakarthikeyan is not a critic of fan clubs. Talking about the importance of fan clubs, the ‘Remo’ actor said that a true fan can help an actor grow as a performer.
“I take feedback from them when my films come out. A true fan would shape the career of his idol with constructive feedback,” he added.
Speaking about his rapport with Mohan Raja, he said that following the success of ‘Thani Oruvan, he had approached the filmmaker and asked him to make a film with him. He also said it was the first time he had approached any director and expressed a desire to work with him.
“For the first time in my career, I had approached a director with an interest to work together. When I met him, I told him I wanted to work on something that raises pertinent questions about our everyday life and that’s how Velaikkaran was born,” SK added.
Well, we wish the team of ‘VelaIkkaran’ good luck and hope that the film does well at the box office.
If all goes as planned, it will hit screens on December 22 alongside a host of big releases like Akhil Akkineni starrer ‘Hello’ and the Bollywood film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ which has Salman Khan in the lead.