I think spirituality completes me. I feel fulfilled when I’m with god. And by being with god, I mean when I feel everything is in harmony. All is well and everything is fine would be the right phrase to convey what I mean to say. If you mark me for how religious I am, I’ll always score above hundred because I was taught by my parents. Even when I was just three, my mother used to take me to temples in my native town, Devakottai, and attend all six poojas that happens throughout the day.
How I’m trying to be of use to others, I think, is a way to understand god. Everybody in the world ultimately wants peace and happiness. Of course, we should help people in needy, too. But, as a whole, I’m balanced. I’ve read J Krishnamoorthy and Osho and I’ve been taken by Shridi. And I’ve my own thoughts too.
Myths and miracles
I don’t see anything as myths. I think everything is just there and just happens. It’s only we who give them such names. I would like to take the support of Vivekananda, who has said not believe anything unless you have experienced or undergone. And I’m not looking for miracles; it’s all how we take it.
Cinema and spirituality
See, whatever you do with pleasure and derive happiness from, you can’t differentiate it from spirituality. I’m no exception, so cinema is also like spirituality to me. But I don’t believe in sentiments. The first I shot as director was actor Radhika crying for Keladi Kanmani.
I’ve been to Shridi, Tirupathi, Trivandrum Anandapadmanaba Swamigal temple, Kalahasthi and the list will go on. But Tirupathi is one place where I go very often. I would also like to go to Kailash Manasarovar, Badrinath and Kedharnath temples. And I’m fine with other religions also. I pray to every god. If I cross a church or a mosque I definitely pray for a minute.
(Vasanth is a famous Tamil director; Aasai, Nerukku Ner, Satham Podathey are some his popular movies)