'I am in No Hurry to Sign Films'

With quirky offbeat roles that have earned him critical acclaim and a lot of audience appeal, Vishnu Vishal is raring to go

Published: 12th June 2014 11:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2014 11:41 AM   |  A+A-


Life has changed a lot forVishnu Vishal, who’s awaiting the release of Mundasupatti this Friday. City Express catches up with the Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu actor ahead of the film’s release:

The Cricket Trip

I am currently working on Suseenthiran’s Jeevawhere I play a cricketer. Previously, it was named Veera Dheera Sooran, (Smiles). Every sporstman will connect with the film well. We met a lot of cricketers like R Ashwin, L Balaji, R Satish and RCB’s Syed Mohammad for inputs. The film has real incidents from the lives of these cricketers, including mine, like those who were forced to quit the cricket due to poor health, financial reasons and so on. In Seenu Ramasamy’s Idam Porul Eval, I play Aasai Thambi, a guy from Madurai along with Vijay Sethupathi.

Pitch Perfect

I wish they never stop the CCL. I relive my dreams of being a cricketer through these matches. I played cricket for the State team and South zone. I couldn’t continue because of health issues.

Role Call

So far, my roles haven’t been repetitive. I want to take up films which I can connect to well. After Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu, nothing really came my way that I liked. People tell me one thing before I sign the film and it ends up being something else when it is shot later. I am not okay with this. But I am in no hurry to sign films. I am confident enough to say ‘no’ when I don’t like something. I said ‘no’ to 11 films in the last one year before doing Neer Paravai. I am happy that I did Mundasupatti. I am sure the audience will like it. 

Dream Team

I am open to working with anyone with a good script. Why I am saying this is because there have been a lot of successful directors who have given box office failures because of bad scripting.

Look Back

My best is yet to come. Though I have not had enough hits, I will keep trying and pick suitable roles. Life is not about waiting for the best, but choosing ones that make it right.

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