The fact that actors Arya and Vishal are close friends, even before they acted together in director Bala’s Avan Ivan, is no secret. But how close they are, came to light on Tuesday, when Vishal opened up to the media. Vishal said Arya was generous to let him choose from the two roles he wanted to play in Avan Ivan and went on to admit that he had been selfish in choosing Samar, his upcoming flick, for himself.
“Actually, I listened to the story of Samar for Arya. The understanding between us was that I should suggest a very good story for him. But after the narration, I wanted to act in Samar. Nobody knows this except for director Thiru and myself. I have been so selfish,” said Vishal. The actor hoped Arya would forgive him for what he had done and promised that he would definitely choose another good story for him.
Vishal also said he wouldn’t have acted in Samar if writer Ramakrishnan had asked him not to. “The first thing I did after listening to the story was to send Thiru to Ramakrishnan sir and ask him if he would like to work in Samar. If Ramakrishnan sir had told me that Samar wouldn’t suit me, I wouldn’t have done it. But he said I should do the film,” said Vishal. Ramakrishnan has already worked in Vishal’s Sandakozhi and has penned dialogues for Samar as well.
Vishal recollected the hurdles the film faced right from the title, which was later changed from Samaran to Samar, and added that they overcame them because of the confident team. He said actors Manoj Bajpai and J D Chakravarthy were unreachable for some time, but they readily agreed to be part of this film after listening to the story.
One of the highlights of the film would be a heavy stunt sequence, which Vishal seems to have done after a long time. He said that Trisha accepted to work in the film because of the powerful role she had, and added that director Thiru and cinematographer Richard M Nathan would get due credit after the film hits the screen.