Vikram, in one of his latest interviews, has revealed that the team of Iru Mugan had initially planned to cast another star for the role of Love - the transgender antagonist of the film.
"We initially thought of roping in another star for that role in
the movie. But it is evident that once people see Love in the
trailer, Akhilan's role is a little subdued," he told
The Anniyan actor had been waiting for the perfect
opportunity to star in a film, that requires him to play a dual
"I wanted to do a dual role for a very long time now. Not the
same person with different shades like 'Anniyan' or 'I', but
something entirely different," he has said.
The actor, who has bagged many awards including the prestigious
National Award, has said he doesn't perform keeping awards in
"I am here to perform for the audience and not awards. Of course
awards recognize your performances, but the audience's applause is
the best award that I can take home," he told the daily.