Actor Raj Arjun has seen severe highs and lows in his lifestyles. The Bhopal-based actor left his crockery business after his father’s demise and got here to Mumbai to attempt his hand at performing. In 2005, he became solid as the lead contrary Isha Koppikar in Ram Gopal Varma produced Shabri. The film roamed the competition circuit for 6 years earlier than getting a theatrical launch in 2011. It didn’t do well at the field office and the actor’s profession as a lead by no means clearly took off. He started out doing man or woman roles each in Hindi and in Tamil and Telugu movies. His function as an orthodox father in Secret Superstar (2017) sooner or later introduced him his share of limelight. He’s currently inside the news playing politician RM Veerappan inside the Hindi model of the Kangana Ranaut starrer, Thalaivii. We trap up with the flexible actor who is finally respiration smooth after his marathon struggle.
You’ve been receiving rave opinions for Thalaivii…
I have regarded director A. L. Vijay for years. I’ve visible his work and craft. He never compromises on some thing. He volunteers his offerings in every department. He spent 1-2 years with author K. V. Vijayendra Prasad sir getting to know the film. Even on this pandemic, the film changed into properly received by the audience. In ordinary instances, it would were very a hit on the box workplace. I’m beaten with the response of the audience both in the direction of the film and closer to my person. It has endorsed me to push the envelope even similarly the next time around.How did you put together on your role in Thalaivii as politician RM Veerappan?
I read the script regularly and tried to undergo all of the to be had assets to know more approximately RM Veerappan. I desired to get to recognize his thoughts space. Because if I ought to suppose like RM Veerappan then the entirety I did could sound natural. The costumes and the makeup too helped spherical up the individual. I came to understand that he’s a person who deeply loves Tamil Nadu and is ready to do anything for that love. That changed into my guiding mild in essaying the individual. Here’s a person who loves his kingdom, who loves MGR and is willing to tackle everyone whom he considers as a threat to each these entities. I didn’t need to painting him as a villain. In all my studies and from the director’s inputs he never came throughout as a negative man or woman. I need to have executed something proper, given the love and appreciation I’m getting.
Samuthirakani played Veerappan within the Tamil and Telugu variations. Was there opposition among you at the sets?
He’s a far-reputable gifted actor. He introduced his very own flavour to the character. It was a getting to know revel in watching him at the units. There became no opposition as we were each working in the direction of the betterment of the equal movie.
How was it working in a movie amidst the pandemic?
It became scary at first because of the unexpected outbreak of the pandemic. But in the end we adjusted to it. We had shot a few components of the film earlier than the pandemic and a few amidst the pandemic following all of the protection protocols. The movie was hooked up on a large scale and therefore we couldn’t paintings with a small group however we did make sure of anyone’s protection.How hard became the pandemic for you? How did you undergo it?
It wasn’t that hard for me. (Laughs) Sitting at home or sitting idle doesn’t trouble me. I took care of my circle of relatives and children. I bought my residence for the duration of the pandemic and I painted the entire house myself as exertions wasn’t to be had. I also stored myself match with exercise and going for walks. There was no other mission as such.
Your scenes with Kangana Ranaut are becoming talked about…
She is a perfectionist. She gets completely concerned in her work. And because I trust in the equal form of strength at some stage in paintings,I loved operating together with her. I admire her professional ethics and he or she came to respect mine for the duration of the direction of the film. I had more than one appropriate scenes together with her for which I’m getting favored and that’s honestly a blessing.