To pin down Silambarasan for an interview is no mean task. But a few determined attempts, Sridevi Sreedhar got this spicy chat.
He’s shy, he can be vociferous. He’s fun, talks non-stop but is conscious of his surroundings. He didn’t bat an eyelid through some uncomfortable questions and he has this trademark humility and easy charm. Excerpts
You seem to be on a happy high these days as your BB status suggests. Are you in love? Please comment
(Laughs) It’s crazy. When I am happy too people have a problem? I’ve learnt that there is a soul mate somewhere in this world. Till you find that person, the search goes on. But let me make it clear that I’ve not been in a serious relationship for a long time.
Just never really reached that stage. Right now, its work, work and work for me.
How are your films shaping up?
Poda Podi is complete with just a song and patchwork remaining. It will be ready for release anytime from June. It has shaped up well and my fans are going to love me. I am starting Vaalu for which I did a photo-shoot with Hanika and Santhanam along with a teaser, which will be out soon. A major chunk of Vettai Mannan is complete and a long schedule abroad is pending. So it will be Poda Podi, Vaalu and Vettai Mannan in that order, of my releases.
Why are you are working with all debutant directors?
Today, a Perarasu, SJ Suryah or Vetrimaran were all debutants who were handpicked by stars like Vijay, Ajit or Dhanush. My directors Vignesh Shiva, Nelson and Vijay are talented with good ideas.
Why did you choose Hansika Motwami as your heroine in Vaalu immediately after Vettai Mannan, in which she is your pair?
Vaalu is a fun film with romance, comedy and mass elements. Heroines are chosen by the directors and my director Vijay told me that Hansika has perfect comedy timing and she suited the bubbly character that he has written.
Why was Vetrimaran project Vada Chennai with you, put on backburner?
In cinema such things happen all the time, for some reason or the other. Why was Rana put on hold and Kochadaiyaan happen? Similarly, Vada Chennai is just pushed to next year and will definitely happen once me and Vetrimaran are free with our current projects. Please do not come into any wrong conclusions about it.