It has been great journey from where I have started to where I am today. I am really blessed with God's grace.
I come from a very humble background. My father had to work really hard to become an assistant director. For a large part of his youth, he worked in a mill and took up odd jobs to make ends meet. We lived in a small room and could only afford a meal a day.
Apart from 'VIP' being a blockbuster movie, the various characters such as mine, the Luna bike I use in the movie, the lovable amma and appa, a pet dog named Harry Potter, the innocent brother, etc., had a huge reach among the audiences.
I don't know why, but rain comes into my head the minute I think of my childhood.
Music is my breath, blood and food - without music I would perish; the actor in me would die.
I had to fight; I had to fall, and I had to get hurt to be where I am.
My dream is to become a director. I want to direct a Hindi film. I have two scripts ready. One of them is a fantasy-adventure, while the other is a thriller. I've assisted my brother Selvaraghavan, who's a well-known director in Tamil cinema. I've also made short films.
People find pleasure in hating someone. I think it's the beginning of kali. If someone has betrayed you, it's understandable that you hate them. But hating someone you don't even know... that's something I will never understand.
I never wanted to let go of the opportunity, and so I hit upon 'VIP 2'.
While I do not believe in idol worship, I believe in energy.
I think it is not easy to impress a girl, especially with the looks that I have. It is quite tough.
Trust me, it has been anything but easy to make it as an actor.
My dream is to become a director. I want to direct a Hindi film.
Every man plays many roles. So far, I have played father the best.
I'm going to be quite choosy about singing. If I connect to a tune and like what I am offered to sing, I'll do it. I am an actor by profession, not a singer.
What I didn't expect was 'VIP' becoming something of a cult and one of my biggest hits.
A villain can be stylish, and his actions don't have to be explained. Heroes are boring in comparison, even anti-heroes, as there's always a justification for their bad actions.
Revathi madam is a legend, and I have seen young actresses set her performance as a benchmark.
Unfortunately, I can only act; I do not have the looks, but I am very happy with what God has given me.
I prefer being called director Aishwarya Dhanush's husband. She and I share our passion for cinema, but at home, we hardly talk about it. Instead, we share other interests.