Movie Raavanan, which has Tamil actor Vikram in the lead role, is directed by Manirathnam and scheduled to be released simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages on the 18th of this month. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyamani are also in the cast, which is an exception too.
Vikram, while speaking about acting in the film said, “I am really lucky to act in a Manirathnam"s film. This film has been produced in Tamil and Hindi languages. It was a great challenge for me to act in two different kinds of roles one for each version. Manirathnam, who had great confidence in my acting, made me act in both these roles."
“People those who watched this film during the screening in the Cannes Film Festival were stunned seeing me do two different kinds of roles. No actor has so far done it. This was a real thrill for me. I am donning a tough village guy in the Tamil version while in Hindi I am donning the role of a police officer. Manirathnam has made me dub in Hindi. I don"t know Hindi. Because of this I found it very difficult. I think I will get the National Award once aging for acting in Raavanan though I don"t act for awards.
I will always act with the intention of satisfying my fans and audience. I will be happy if I get the awards. But Manirathnam will grab lot of awards for this film. Technicians will also get the awards. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai have acted magnificently too. I am getting a lot of offers in Hindi even before the release of Raavan. I will act in Hindi films only if I get a good story but my priority will be Tamil films."