Appukutty, who rose to fame playing supporting characters with films like Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009), Sundarapandian (2012) and Maryan (2013), is turning a full-fleged hero with Kaakitha Kappal. Everyone knows how much he admires Ajith. After all, itwas ‘Thala’, who declared that he should be known by his real name Sivabalan.
In Kaakitha Kappal, to be released this week, there’s this song which goes Amma Appa... Interestingly, the song is an out-and-out Ajith-praiser. Appukutty says, “I wanted to become a comedian ever since I ventured into acting. After years of struggle I made it to films. Thanks to Suseenthiran sir, who gave me a break through Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. I am always grateful to him.”
A national award winner, he wants to score with his performance and choose roles that suit him. “I used to feel inferior of myself until I met Ajith sir. It was that photo shoot by him that changed my entire approach to life. After shaving my beard and dressing differently, I feel so good. I want to work with people, who can write scripts for someone, who doesn’t have the conventional looks of a hero. Yes, I am talking about myself,” he grins.
The actor’s upcoming film includes Ajith 57, Enga Kaatula Mazhai, Konjam Konjam, Vallavanukku Vallavan and Kaathiruppor Pattiyal. “For Ajith 57, we shot extensively in the US for 10 days. After Veeram and Vedalam (2015), once again I am sharing screen space with him. I consider it as a blessing. Also, I am always a phone call away for his films. Anything for Thala,” he tells us.