Pokiri is for my fans: Vijay
“Pokiri will be a real entertainer for the audience and would keep my fans in good spirits,” says Vijay. The actor, in an exclusive chat with Indiaglitz, said, “The movie is a sincere remake of the Telugu blockbuster hit (Pokiri). We have not experimented anything. But the film has come out really well. With all ingredients for an entertainer finding its place in the movie, Pokiri will be a value-for-money film.” Pokiri, directed by choreographer-actor Prabhudeva features Vijay and Asin in prominent roles.
Vijay, who uses his words with utmost caution, said he has imitated Prabhudeva’s body language for the role. Vijay, who is known for grace and charm in dancing, says, “When I combine with Prabhudeva, audiences are bound to expect a lot with respect to choreography. I have done my best though I cannot match Prabhudeva’s dancing skills,” Vijay adds with genuine modesty that characterises his persona.
Wishing his fans a very happy Pongal, Vijay adds, “The harvest festival is very close to my heart. It is a day of films. I wish to have my movie released on the day every year.”
Asked as to why there was such a big gap after Aathee, Vijay said, “Any career will have its ups and downs. After Aathee, I took time to spot the right script that suits my image.I happened to see Pokiri and I was immediately impressed. It was sheer coincidence that Prabhudeva was made the director. All things worked out well and today the movie is over and ready for release.” Vijay, though he utters his every word with caution, has an air of confidence and excitement about him as he says these words.
On his passion to do Telugu remakes, Vijay says, “I accept movies which attract me. I prefer those which are catchy and make the audience happy. After all, one has to entertain the masses and that, is the priority.” Vijay has emerged as a mass hero today with a huge fan-following. When asked to comment on his present status as the mass hero in the industry, he says, “I chose this profession at my own will. Initially, I did a few romantic entertainers. Again it was my conscious decision. But then, I like only this kind of entertainment,” in a crisp manner and a clear tone.
Vijay owes his success to his father S A Chandrasekhar and his fans. According to him, “My father, being a veteran director, helped me have an easy entry to the industry. He kept faith in me and produced several movies in the initial stages of my career. He also taught me the importance of maintaining punctuality and decorum in my work.”
The film industry has its own share of occupational hazards. On the tremendous stress levels among the actors in this competitive industry, Vijay says, “Every actor has to cope with a lot of stress. I prefer to bust the stress by indulging in introspection, talking to myself and ensure that I do movies which are racy and entertaining. The stress and fear helps me compete for supremacy in this industry.” True, considering that stress sometimes brings out the best in a person. Of course, this doesn’t hold true for everybody but Vijay’s words imply that he puts even stress to productive use.
The actor also chose to pour encomiums on his contemporaries. According to him, he admires the self confidence in Ajith, dedication to excel in Vishal and the versatility in Suriya. These comments on his contemporaries speak volumes about his magnanimity.
Ready to commence his next, Azhagiya Thamizh Magan, Vijay says, “I am a die-hard optimist and I always strive for success. I just do my best and leave the rest to the Almighty.” Simple words from a popular hero, who has enthralled many with his performance and prudence.
We wish Vijay all the very best on his forthcoming Pokiri and also wish that successes continue to give him company.