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 dangerous.
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 thing.
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."