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Roles should choose an actor: Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi is known for playing unconventional roles. The actor has chosen roles that he thinks will suit his image and doesn't usually believe in custom-made roles.

He played a negative character in one of his earlier films called Sundarapandian. He was also part of National-award winning Tamil drama Thenmerku Paruvakaatru.

While he played a pizza delivery boy in Tamil horror-thriller Pizza, Vijay portrayed a character who was suffering from short-term memory loss in Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (NKPK). He received critical acclaim for both the roles.

"I don't believe a role can be written keeping in mind some actor. Even if such roles exist, I don't pick them because I generally choose roles that I think will suit my image. Roles should choose an actor and not vice versa," Vijay told IANS.

"For instance, I was considered unfit for the lead role in recently released Soodhu Kavvum, but I knew I was perfect for it. Even though the director initially didn't offer me the role, I literally fought for it and eventually got it," he added.

Vijay played a misfit kidnapper in Tamil crime-comedy Soodhu Kavvum, which was received very well by audiences. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

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