Actor Tarun Arora, who is making his Tamil debut as the antagonist in Atharvaa's upcoming film Kanithan, says the film has all the elements to appeal audiences across industries, and also has the potential for a Hindi remake.
"This project has a lot of potential. If it does well, it could
easily be remade in Bollywood. This is a gripping thriller where
the hero and the villain are involved in a cat-and-mouse game, and
the outcome will be breathtaking," Tarun told IANS.
Directed by TN Santhosh, the film stars Atharvaa and Catherine
Tresa in lead roles and is produced by 'Kalaipuli' S
Tarun's character is quite different from how villains in
Southern cinema are usually portrayed.
"I play a stylish villain. Although there's some action, the
hero and I are mostly involved in a battle of wits. It was a
wonderful experience playing this character and I can't wait to
know how the audience will receive it," he said.
He underwent a lot of physical transformation for the
"When I met the director, he looked at me and said, 'You look
like a hero. You need to put on weight to look like a villain'. He
told me I need to look like a man with two children. I had to look
older than my usual self, so I started working out and even gained
some weight," he said.
Having started his career in Bollywood, Tarun says he never
aspired to work in the Southern film industry. He says it was
"destiny" that landed him the opportunity to work in
"I never tried to market myself in the South. But when this
project came my way and I heard its script, I decided I should do
it," he said.
The actor, though a newcomer to the industry, has decent
knowledge about Tamil, for he had studied in the city's Triveni
Tarun hasn't signed any new projects so far as he's very
selective about the kind of films he wants to do.