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Will Vijay Sethupathi take up Kamal Haasan's offer?

By SUBHASH K JHA
April 19, 2021 09:06 IST
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IMAGE: Vijay Sethupathi in Master. Photograph: Kind courtesy Vijay Sethupathi/Instagram

The brilliant Vijay Sethupathi -- currently basking in the success of his back-to-back villainous acts in the Tamil and Telugu blockbusters Master and Uppenu -- could soon be pulling off a hat-trick of vileness on screen.

He has just been offered a film with Kamal Haasan, to be directed by Lokesh Kanagraj.

"They have come to me with the offer," he tells Subhash K Jha.

"Yes, it is a villain's role. But let's see.

"We haven't yet worked out the dates, etc, so it would be premature to say I am doing the film," says Vijay, taking time off from his hectic schedule to speak about his projects.

 

IMAGE: Vijay Sethupathi with Rajinikanth in Petta.

Is he keen on giving the villain's part one more try?

"Yes, why not? I like exploring the dark side of human nature.

"By putting all the negative forces within me out there on the screen, I get to live a life that I'd never be able to live in real life.

"Did you find the two characters in Master and Uppena similar?

"Similarly, if I agree to do one more villain's part, it would be to explore a darker shade of human nature that I've not attempted so far."

So is Vijay thinking seriously of doing Vikram?

"Like I said, they are yet to come to me to work out the details. So, right now, it would be premature, VERY premature, to say I am doing it.

"That film (Vikram) already has two great artistes on board, Kamal Haasan and Fahadh Faasil.

"If I come on board, I must bring something special to the project. Else, there is no point to it."

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