“Since I work in Bollywood as well as southern cinema, I feel I have been recognized in both the industries. I have my fan following. It’s a double whammy I’m enjoying. But having worked with southern superstars, I feel like a star too when I go there. It’s like I’ve found my own stardom,” states a very proud Vidyut Jammwal.
“I also feel I am getting the recognition in southern filmdom because a lot of Bollywood actors are recognized there. I may not be playing lead roles down south, but I’m happy with the success and recognition,” he said.
After playing a baddie in southern films such as Billa 2Shakti and Thuppakki, Vidyut is excited about his upcoming Tamil film Anjaan, where he does not appear in a typical villain role in the film.
“My role in Anjaan has no similarities with the ones I’ve played before. It’s something I haven’t done before. It’s not cold and menacing. I’m really excited to the see the result and the audiences response to it,” adds Vidyut, who is confident of his talent.
Anjaan features Suriya in the lead and Vidyut is playing his partner in crime. The film, which was predominantly shot in Mumbai, also features several Hindi actors such as Manoj Bajpai, Dalip Tahil, Asif Basra and Rajpal Yadav.
“I was happy to work with so many of them in the same film. You don’t get to work with all of them every day. Manoj has been a friend from before and we gelled well on the sets. There’s so much to learn from him,” he said.
Anjaan is jointly produced by N. Linguswamy and UTV Motion Pictures. Vidyut feels that the film is a Linguswamy film all the way.
“The reason I agreed to do the film is for Linguswamy. I’ve seen his Paiyya and I fell in love with his work. So when he asked me to come to Chennai to audition for the film, I decided I’ll do the film even without knowing my role,” he said.
Directed by N. Linguswamy, Anjaan is slated for release August 15, 2014.
Vidyut Jammwal has already shared screen space with some superstars like Ajith, Suriya and Vijay down South and feels like a star in the industry. ...1.0