Exclusive: Keerthy Suresh talks about Thalapathy 62, TSK, Saamy Square and Nadigaiyar Thilagam!

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 05, 2018 13:34 hrs
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Keerthy Suresh is on a roll, she is undoubtedly one of the leading heroines of South Film Industry with several biggies in her kitty. Keerthy is all set to be paired opposite Thalapathy Vijay for the second time and it happened in a short span of time.

“I always have high respect for Vijay sir. When I was doing films with young heroes, Vijay sir was the first big star with whom I shared screen space”, said Keerthy.

In Bairavaa, fans complimented Keerthy for dancing on par with Vijay, who himself is a phenomenal dancer. But Keerthy humbly denied it. “No one can match up with Vijay sir. I know that ‘Papa Papa’ (a peppy number from Bairavaa) is not my best and found really difficult to dance for that number but was on cloud nine when Vijay sir appreciated me for a dance step”.

Keerthy played a small town girl in Bairavaa but she says that her characterization in Vijay-AR Murugadoss film will be unique.For the upcoming Pongal festival, Keerthy Suresh has three biggies including Thaanaa Serndha Kottam, the film’s Telugu version Gang and Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi. Talking about her experience with Suriya, Keerthy said, “I was in awe of Suriya sir’s Sanjay Ramasamy character in Ghajini but now, I’ve shared screen space with him. It was wonderful working with him”.

But for Keerthy, Nadigaiyar Thilagam (biopic of Savithri) is a dream project, she feels excited and at the same time responsible for playing the role of the legendary actress. When asked how much she relates to Savithri, Keerthy says, “While performing some of the scenes in the film, I felt emotional. If performing a scene itself moves me so much just imagine what Savithri mam would’ve undergone in those situations”.

Keerthy had a few inhibitions to reprise the legendary actress since she faced a lot of ups and downs including the phase in which she had drinking issues. “But after the look test, I got some confidence and later, understood that no one can resemble her. The intention of Nag Ashwin is to tell the story of Savithri through me and I shouldn’t be a replica”, said Keerthy, who has 110 costumes in the film which is a rare case for any heroine.

However, Keerthy confirmed that she won’t be continuously doing female-centric films. “I think one should find a balance between commercial films and female-centric films otherwise audiences would feel bored”, said Keerthy. Talking about the memes and trolls in social media, “Trolls help me understand what people don’t like. I take only the genuine comments which are helpful for my growth and ignore negativity”, said the actress.

On Saamy Square, Keerthy said: “I always had a huge craze for Vikram sir, Vijay sir and Suriya sir in my school days. In fact, my study table had a pic of ‘Remo’ Vikram from Anniyan. Vikram sir is one person who always makes the set lively with his jokes and we have already finished 50% o the shoot”. Keerthy also has Sandakozhi 2 with Lingusamy and Vishal, she will be leaving to Malaysia for the teaser launch of the film, which is scheduled to happen tomorrow.

Keerthy says that nowadays she hardly gets a break from work. “Every year, things would really get busy from September and I always feel a little low for not getting enough break from work but it's only temporary and there are no regrets because the output and reception for the invested effort will make us forget everything”, she said.

There is an interesting debate on Twitter, Vijay fans feel that Pawan Kalyan and Thalapathy have common qualities whereas Ajith fans say that the Powerstar can only be compared with Thala. We thought Keerthy is the right person to clarify things because she worked with both Powerstar and Thalapathy, the actress said, “Hey… actually, this is an interesting question. I think Pawan sir can be compared to both Vijay sir and Ajith sir. I saw Vijay sir’s humor sense in Pawan Kalyan sir and his body language reminds me of Ajith sir”, said Keerthy, who signed off by saying, “Initially, everyone on Agnyaathavaasi set thought that Pawan sir would be serious but his sarcastic comedy is truly on a different level”.

- Rajasekar S

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