Awaiting his upcoming release Iraivi, actor-director SJ Surya seems to be pumped about his role in the movie. In an interview to Times of India, the Isai film-maker has spoken about his passion and why Iraivi is an important film to him.
As his desire was to become an actor before entering the land of cinema, SJ Surya is apparently proud that a director like Karthik Subbaraj offered him a meaty role.
Calling him "a modern-day Mani Ratnam" because of the way he thinks about cinema, Surya has also given the credit for restoring the confidence in the actor in him.
Meanwhile, the director in SJ Surya is all set to return with a bang as he has also revealed that he is planning to revive his long shelved project, titled Ezhumalai Chitra.
Calling it a "very beautiful concept", the maverick director has said he is planning to direct and act in the movie and that if everything works in favour of him, he might start the project by the end of this year.