Moviebuzz had met Dhanush on April 3rd for a video interview at Four Frames Preview theatre in Chennai on the eve of the release of his film Yaaradi Nee Mohini. The actor was tensed and not in his elements as he confessed about the unexpected delay in release of the film by a day as the entire Kollywood came to a standstill on the proposed release date of Friday, April 4 in support of Unavirutham (Fast) by members of all film associations. But today Dhanush sits pretty in his office and is all smiles and his phone has not stopped ringing since the film has been declared a super hit by the trade. Excerpts
4 is your lucky number and when YNM got delayed by a day to April 5, you were anxious and worried. How is your state of mind now?
(Smiles) I am relaxed. I like to think that Saturdays are proving to be lucky for me. Do you know that even my last super hit Thiruvilayadal Aarambham released on a Saturday? Anyway more than anything, I am happy that the film is a super hit.
So you are basically a person who likes to believe in numbers and luck factor?
You are surely emerging as a saleable big star in Kollywood. Please comment?
Good news, but I don’t want to be carried away by success or flops. I have tasted both in very short span of my career. All I want to say is that, I want to do good films. And this film was special to me, as it is a clean family entertainer with no action, violence or even my usual kuthu pattu.
So you are on cloud nine after hearing the verdict on YNM?
Definitely I feel like a warrior who has won a major battle. Right from the time we decided to remake a lot of people discouraged us that the subject would not suit me and my image. If I am not sounding too clichÃ©d, I worked very hard for the film inspite of various hitches and production delays. My entire team like director Jawahar and other technicians supported me.
Is Selvaraghavan happy?
He is very happy that his script and story has worked big time also with Tamil audiences.
Your next film?
I have started work on Suraj’s film and then I will be doing a film each for director Vetrimaran and the Tamil remake of the Telugu super hit Arya for Gemini film circuit after the technical team is ready.