Aari's acting dreams

Published: 12th August 2012 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2012 03:00 PM   |  A+A-

Actor Aari’s movies so far — 'Rettasuzhi' and 'Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakkathiley' — have been directed by debutants, but the actor has worked with known directors and actors before. Not as an assistant director, as you would instantly think, but as a fitness trainer.

Yes, Aari is the person behind Cheran’s four different looks in 'Autograph', Sasikumar’s physique in 'Subramaniyapuram', Ameer’s rugged look in 'Yogi'. He also helped Aadhi play the role of a HIV Positive person in 'Mirugam' and worked with Jiiva in 'Katradhu Tamizh'.

“Body sculpting is very popular abroad and there are special trainers for actors to look the age of the character they are playing in a movie. There are many ways to do this, but I prefer a bio-method that doesn’t have any side effects,” says Aari. It’s only when he approached Cheran for a chance to act did the latter make him in-charge his look for Autograph.

While there is a stark difference between his looks in his previous films, Aari says the change can vividly be seen in his forthcoming movie Dharani. “The film involves two stages of a person’s life and was easy for me to transform myself since I know how to do it,” he says. The film is being directed by a debutant Guhan Sammandham, and revolves around three persons. Actors Kumaravel and Karuna, who have played small roles in films earlier, are playing the two other lead characters. “Guhan hasn’t worked with any director before, but his I was amazed to see what he has done in the film,” says Aari.

The shooting of the film is complete and it is likely to hit screens in September. In fact, Dharani is the first film Aari signed, but it got delayed as he wanted to be part of Rettasuzhi that had directors K Balachander and Bharathiraja in major roles.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Tamil news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp