Singer Vijay Yesudas, son of veteran singer KJ Yesudas, made his acting debut with the Dhanush starrer Maari some years ago. Being very choosy about the roles to play, Vijay has selected Padai Veeran as his next. Interestingly, he is playing the main lead in the movie. Touted to be a village-based subject set in Kambam and Theni areas, Vijay will be seen as a village-bred youth.
Born and brought up in a city, Vijay has totally transformed himself into a villager for the film. Asked how and the handsome actor has replied in an interview to the Times of India that he has done a lot of homework to get into the shoes of the character etched out by director Dhana.
"What attracted me was not the fact that I was playing the lead, but the story. It sounded nice and different. It was the experience I was looking at, not like I would be entering another level by playing a lead. The character demanded a lot of work and I went all out to play the role," he said.
The director, who is an erstwhile associate of ace director Mani Ratnam, hails from that part of the state and has clearly explained to Vijay what is required of him, which he has translated into the character.
Apart from Vijay, Padai Veeran also has noted director Bharathiraja and Akhil in important roles. Karthik Raja has composed music for the venture which is slated for release in March this year.
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