Speaking to IndiaGlitz, veteran film-maker Mahendran has revealed about the risks taken by Ilayathalapathy Vijay while shooting the climax portion for Theri. Here is what he has said:
"During the climax fight shoot Vijay asked me whether I felt
uneasy as that kind of atmosphere was entirely new to me. Then I
told him that I am really enjoying it.
It is not a joke to create an action film and make it
successful. To me, making realistic films is the easiest job and
making commercial films is highly risky. I have personally seen the
risks he (Vijay) underwent. I was stunned to see the extent of
risks he takes for an action scene.
In the climax fight scene, he had to break a wooden chair and
jump. There were so many long nails around as the chair was broken.
That portion was shot many times. Such nails are highly
I requested Vijay not to take risks with nails. Then I told him
that I have learnt a lot about how difficult it is to make
commercial films and the risks involved. It is really a great
Vijay also used to appreciate my acting after each and every
shot. I would ask him whether that was to encourage me as I am new
to acting. He would say he really liked my performance."