The year has begun on a super good note for actor Jiiva with Singam Puli turning out to be a average grosser and now Ko ready for release. Jiiva plays it differently once again and we get talking to him to explore more about the film and the actor's career
What's Ko all about?
Its an action, thriller, suspense, drama and love story with a bit of political overtones thrown in. It's a complete janaranjakamaana (entertaining) film I would say. Every body can relate to it and youngsters will find it an eye opener.
What's your role in it? Did you prepare for it?
I play a photojournalist and as for preparation, I just followed what my director told me. However, I was given a camera and I fell in love with it and began taking a lot of pictures and made my own portfolio during the shoot! We shot mostly on a newspaper office set so I never really got to visit any publication.
You seem to have undergone a makeover in the film
Yes, I have a different hairstyle. We went through a few styles and settled on this one for me and KV sir liked it. The clothes too have been done in keeping with the profession I have in the film and Swetha has designed them. I wear a lot of jackets and carry a camera. In fact the guys in Royapuram who are used to me in the past two years for the various shoots I have done, couldn't recognize me at first when I went there!
Where all have you shot this film?
Its been shot in Norway, China, Tamilnadu interiors right from Chennai to Theni, Kamban, Thekkaday and Madurai.
What's your favourite song in the movie?
Its Ennama Yedho which we shot in Bergen, Norway.
How was it working with KV Anand?
He is a complete cracker, a machine! He is so sound technically that he can make use of any situation to his advantage. He is very friendly and the team spirit he enthuses us with made it very easy to put up hard situations like shooting in the tough Norway scenes with snow, blizzards, five hour treks and dangerous rocks and ravines! We all felt like one big family and gave our best.
You have another hero, Ajmal in this film. What's your take on multistarrers?
Yes Ko is a multi starrer. I have no problems doing films with other stars. In fact, I am doing Shankar's Nanban which is again a multi-starrer. Then there is Vandhaan Vendraan.