Anson, who was seen in the Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Remo, has signed up his next, Malayalam-Tamil bilingual Solo, directed by Bejoy Nambiar, which has Dulquer Salmaan in the lead. Speaking from Kochi, he says, “We are done with the first schedule, and I am glad that I bagged this film. Though I can’t talk about the character I play, it’s an interesting one. The story itself was completely different. I have high expectations about the movie; the songs.”
Anson adds, “We have been shooting for a week in Kerala. Daily we work for about 12 hours. Bejoy knows what he wants, and trains his actors. So far, it has been a great experience.” The model-turned-actor initially wasn’t sure how the audience would accept his character in Remo, because it seemed like an extended cameo. “But, thanks it had a great impact. Now, I have landed a role in Solo. I have learnt that no role is too short if the artiste pulls in all their effort,” he smiles.For this film, Anson has undergone a makeover. “I am on a strict diet regime, and I have never looked like this before. I enjoy being fit. As an actor, my body is my tool to flesh out the roles I play. So my body must be polished and fit. At the same time, I don’t believe in looking like a mannequin,” he clarifies.
Totally in awe of Bejoy, Anson says the filmmaker enjoys improvising during the shooting. “He’s open to the idea of changing the scenes as and when it’s needed. We have a bound script, but during the shooting, he would introduce certain scenes. As a director, I trust his abilities, and it works out splendidly. Dulquer is also equally a chilled out guy,” Anson tells CE.
So, does he have a pair in Solo? “Yes, Ann Augustine is my love interest, and Arthi Venkatesh is paired up with Dulquer,” he shares.
Considering that he has done a film with Bejoy, does it mean that he’s looking to go to Bollywood? Anson laughs, “I am open to offers, but my focus is currently on Tamil and Malayalam films. If I end up trying to multi-task too much, I don’t know where I’d end up. Cinema isn’t easy. I want to choose scripts that appeal to all the sections of the audience, and will be seen by many people.”