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Interview : Suriya – I am waiting for offers from Telugu directors


Singham 3 has been postponed many a time in the past. Finally, it has found a release date of 9th February. On this occasion, we caught up with Suriya for a detailed interview. Here is the transcript.

How irritating was it when the film got postponed so many times?

Sometimes, things are not in our hands and we cannot do much about it. The same happened with Singham 3 as the film went back for various reasons that happened in Tamil Nadu. I was not irritated at all because the Jallikattu issue was also quite critical for me as a Tamilian and I supported the cause.

Has the issue with PETA been sorted out now?

Yah, things are back to normal. I took things personally when they said that I am supporting the movement because my film is up for release. I am from a village background and completely believe in all these traditions and such statements hurt me. I sent a legal notice to which they have apologized and things are normal now.

What’s special about Singham3?

This time the scale of the film is huge and there are many real life incidents from Andhra and Mumbai which we have incorporated in the film. The film has a mix of family emotions and international crime which is solved by my character.

Replacing Devi Sri Prasad?

It was a very tough decision for all of us. Sometimes, we need to work in the favor of the film and felt that Harris would do justice and bring something new as he worked with me many times. Even DSP heartfully gave up this project and wished us the best of luck for the film.

Aren’t you bored of doing the same cop role?

Initially, where ever I and director Hari went out everyone only asked about Sigham 3. In a way, we were cornered to do the sequels. On the other hand, as long as the audience keep accepting these films, the franchise will be growing. The day we feel that things are not working out we will automatically stop it.

Shruthi Haasan’s addition in the film?

I can surely say that Shruthi will get a huge name with this film as her role is very interesting and comes at a very crucial point of time in the film.

What’s with the Dosa challenge?

Laughs! I just started it on a healthy note and it has started trending worldwide. It is only to show some respect towards the women in the house.

About Jyothika’s career?

She is doing some very interesting films and as a husband, I am completely supporting in whichever way I can. She has some very good films lined up and I wish her the best in her second innings.

Working with director Hari?

He is one of the most hard-working directors I have ever worked with. Even when there is no shoot, he is preparing for the next day. Also, he has a superb command of his craft and can even control a huge crowd of 5000 people on the set just singlehandedly.

Telugu projects?

I am eagerly awaiting for directors to approach me. I am ready to do a Telugu film anytime but no one is coming up to me these days. But all my Tamil films are being appreciated well here and I have no complaints about it.

Future Projects?

Currently filming for Vignesh Sivan’s film. It is too early to talk about it and it is a very exciting role which I am very kicked about.

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