Vijay Sethupathi is on a roll. Not only does his films hit the big screen almost every alternate month, they have a good percentage of hit rate as well.
While his previous flick Sethupathi is still running successfully in many theatres, the talented actor is already busy answering questions pertaining to his latest release Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum, which swooped into cinema halls today (March 11).
So do moviegoers get tired at all, watching him over and over again on the big screen? Vijay answers this very question in his latest interview to Times of India.
"A few people in the industry have even asked me about this. But tell me, do you think that the audience ever gets bored watching a mega-serial on TV? People watch the same faces on a daily basis, don't they? So, it isn't my face that matters, but the content of the film. If that is strong and connects, I am just a mere tool in forwarding a story," he has said.
Talking about his Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum director Nalan Kumarasamy, with whom he had fabricated the cult classic Soodhu Kavvum, Vijay says he is addicted to Nalan's scripts.
"I am always happy working with Nalan. I just love the way he writes the dialogues they're simple, yet powerful. In fact, I am almost addicted, I love to sit somewhere quiet and read his scripts."
"Even with this film(Ka Ka Ka Po), it is the dialogues that add strength to the script. The storyline is about what happens if a guy from the slums were to fall in love with a rich girl. In the filmy world, of course, it's happily ever after. But this is a 'real' love story, and so, there's no chemistry between the hero and heroine," he adds.
When asked about Madonna's statement that claimed the debutante learned acting from him on the sets of Ka Ka Ka Po, Vijay has said, "Not at all, she might have said so because of the respect she has for me. Madonna is a well-trained actress, and she has put up a hell of a performance. She didn't act like a newcomer at all."