Vijay-Vikram meet

Vijay’s Interview in Kumudham

This is translated from Kumudam’s interview with Vijay. Vijay was interviewed by college students.

VIJAY: Hello, how are you all?

Surya: We are in very happy mood to see you

VIJAY: I’m also happy

Sheeba: OK Vijay, what is ur secret of success, tell us the truth?

VIJAY: Hard work. Then luck. U shouldn’t be afraid to hardwork, then u’ll succeed.

Elizabeth: Sure. Why are you acting in commerial based subject with same style? Why don’t u act in different styles?

VIJAY: I too wanted to act in different styles, but when I talk to my fans, I find that they want me act in this style. Their opinion is important to me. In Aathi, the intro song is not a Kuthu song as in my previous movies. But my fans asking “Why the intro song is not kuthu song?”. I wanted to do a decent love story, therefore, I acted in Sachein, the A class audience enjoyed it. So, i act according to people’s wish only. My fans expect Action, Sentiment, Love and Comedy in my movie.

Surya: Why don’t u act in Maniratnam or Shankar’s movie with ur style?

VIJAY: I always want to act in their movies, I’m waiting for the right time when they will be free. DHOOL KELEPIDELAM!

Biola: Vijay sir, who is ur favorite heroine?

VIJAY: I’m always Simran’s fan.

Elizabeth: Do u choose heroine for ur movie?

VIJAY: No, I select only the story, other things will be chosen by the movie unit entirely. I dont interfere.

Vinoth: How are you giving continuous hits? What do you think abt the new comers?

VIJAY: Giving hit movie is not in my hand alone. Its a team effort. Today’s newcomers-each one has their own talents.

Aneesha: U r doing well in comedy, why dont do try for a villian role?

VIJAY: Pakka Villan means “No”. I like MGR, Shivaji movies, in their movies, the hero is good guy, helping people and destroying villains. I too prefer to do positive hero roles. Maybe specially for u, I will act as negative hero, OK?

Aneesha: Thank you sir.

Elizabeth: How is Junior Vijay? Who fan is he?

VIJAY: Oh Thalaivaraa? He always changes. After see Theepidikka he said he is Arya’s fan, Suddenly he will say he likes Vikram. For now party namma fan thaan. After watching songs in TV he will dance like that, that is his stlye. Paddu Chutti!

Biola: Give us a good advise?

VIJAY: Don’t make like a senior, by asking advise all! Okay, Life is cycle, loser dont lose always and winners dont win always. So take life as is comes.

When everyone coming out with jolly, Aruna asks “Vijay sir, can u give a ride with ur Aathi bike?”

VIJAY: Ayya, aala vidunga. Escape!

By Ra. Ravishangkar (KUMUDAM)


With love Vijay – Vikatan series

This week’s edition contained Vijay speaking on his dancing skills..Some excerpts from that:

He says “I am a bathroom singer and bedroom dancer.. I used to practice steps of all popular songs standing before the mirror in my bedroom. I have done lots of stage dancing in school and college days which helped me identify the talent in me.”

“Prabhudeva and Lawrence are dance masters who gives me most difficult steps. Both of them make me dance really very hard and ‘bend nimithiduvaanga’ :-) But at the same time, when ppl enjoy these dance numbers on screen with whistles, I feel like all pains disappearing in a moment.”

“A good music director, excellent dance master and sincere actor-if these 3 unite nothing can stop a song’s success and thats the reason why my songs become hits”

“Rasigan movie’s ‘Bombay city shilpa shetty’ was my first kuthu song onscreen. It continues in every movie till ‘Olli Olli Iduppe’”

“Regarding dancing partners, Simran is the best. U should be very careful if u have a partenr like her..Otherwise in very few steps she will push u back in competition..Its really a jolly competition”

“I attribute all my dancing skills to my dance masters and my concentration in learning from them and my observations when they teach for group dancers has made me a good dancer. I have learnt a lot from these masters.”

“Today from young kids to old ppl enjoy my dance. Children affected by Tsunami stay happy for atleast 5 mins seeing my dance on TV.. I thank god for this and this is the boon in my life”

My fans will like `Aathi` : Vijay

By Moviebuzz

Vijay is ready with his Pongal release Aathi and he is extremely happy by the way it has shaped out. In fact his dad S.A.Chandrasekhara is the producer of film under their home banner `Sooriyan Arts’.

In this exclusive interview Vijay speaks

How has Aathi shaped out?

Its going to be a racy entertainer that my fans will lap up. Though the producer is my dad, he did not even come once to the sets. At the same time, he gave us all what we asked for. Even though it is a remake of the Telugu hit Athanokkade, director Ramanna has changed the story to suit Tamil nativity.

We believe that Aathi does not have the usual Vijay mass elements…

I agree that it is not made like a Tirupachi or Sivakasi and does not have introductory song, lead punchlines, item song… But let me assure you that all essential Vijay items are there for my fans. The sentiments are worked our well.

Why did you do two trailers for the film?

We wanted to go savvy and high-tech with two trailers. The first trailer is “Aathi-Making Promo” and second “Aathi- theatre trailer”. Both the promos have been slickly cut by Digital Magic and they have been able to give the feel of a racy action packed entertainer. We have done a title song exclusively for the trailer.

The music of Vidyasagar is already a chartbuster. Which is your favourite?

The audio of Aathi is already a hit especially the melodies. My favourite is “Olli olli iduppae..Odiyanam ethukku.”.

Your combination with Trisha has always clicked. Do you think that this will be a hat trick victory for the pair?

(Smiles) Everybody seems to like the pair after Ghilli and Tirupachi. And in Aathi, Trisha has an equally important role, and appears in as many scenes as the hero. She has done a fantastic job.

What would you say is the USP of Aathi?

I would say that it is the story and the way Ramanna has shot the film. Added to that, Saikumar who plays villain is simply terrific. My confrontation scenes with him are superb.

Will Aathi be the Pongal winner? (Smiles)

I hope least for my dad’s sake!

Super 10 – Vijay special

This week’s Kumudham had Vijay’s listing down of answers for Super 10 questions… It was a really jolly interview. Here are they after me trying my level best to translate them ;-) !!!

1) One thing that you are afraid of?

* Cockroach

2) Two important plus points in you?

* Being silent
* Even if i get angry, escaping without letting it out

3) Three things that your wife doesn’t like in you?

* Being silent always
* Moving away from the place when I get angry
* She says that I have affection, but don’t know how to let it out.

4) Four things you like in your son Sanjay?

* He is smart in studies
* His love for his sister
* He does cinema dance well. If he watches any song immedaiately he dances superbly in the same way.
* His speaking style is unique. Semmaiya kalakkuvaar(how to translate this?? :-))

5) Five women who you think are world’s most beautiful?

* My wife Sangeetha
* My mother Shoba
* Angelina Jolie
* Simran
* Madhuri Dixit

6) Six rules you follow to keep yourself handsome?

* What you eat reflects in your skin. So I eat good balanced diet
* Daily I sleep properly for 7 to 8 hours
* Everyday I drink 8 galsses of water. Then only our body will stay fresh without getting dehydrated.
* Regular and simple exercise
* Avoid standing in sun as much as possible
* Breathing fresh air as much as possible. And I won’t stay in chillness for long time.

7) Seven favourite movies of yours?

* Sivakaasi
* Thiruppachi
* Ghilli
* Thirumalai
* Kushi
* Kaadhalukku Mariyaadhai
* Thulladha Manamum Thullum

8) Eight actors who have amazed you with their excellent acting?

* Vikram
* Surya
* Simbu
* Dhanush
* Vadivelu
* Vivek
* Prakashraj
* Raghuvaran

9) Nine lies which according to you are very essential for love?

* “How many ever girls I see, I like only you very much”
* “You are beautiful when you are angry, you are beautiful when you are crying, summa irundhaalum(loss of words again :-)) you are beautiful, how is that?”
* “I feel like seeing you always”
* “My heart feels so happy when you are near me”
* “Nowadays I am not at all seeing any girl other than you”
* “You are killing me with a look like this”
* “My friends are feeling jealous that I have a very good lover liike you”
* “Really you are soooo hot”
* “I love you”

10) Ten movies, which you like the most and wish to watch very often?

* Road to Perdition
* Life Is Beautiful
* Cellular
* Nayagan
* Salaam Namasthe
* Annamalai
* Kaadhalukku Mariyaadhai
* Enga Veetu Pillai
* Pithaamagan
* Passion Of Christ

Sangeetha Vijay’s Interview


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Vijay is a man of pleasing demeanour

MODEST Actor Vijay

Actor Vijay needs no introduction. For a hero with `mass appeal’, he is extremely affable. His elevation to stardom has not been meteoric but gradual.

“I planned it that way. I could have easily selected the roles I am doing now five or six years back, I am sure I would have succeeded. But my parents did not want my rise to be quick. Hence, I was prudent in selecting characters which would strengthen my career in films,” the teenage heartthrob shared his secret of success during a visit to Sivakasi on the eve of his latest release of same name.

Hard worker

For a person with such a huge fan following and a string of successes, he is demure to the core. He knows both his strength and weakness well. “I will never over-do things. I know my limitations and work sincerely within them.” Like many other Kollywood heroes, he too struggled before becoming a money-spinner.

His charisma is no less than any other top Kollywood star. He has brilliantly read the pulse of his fans: “I have come the hard way. My parents were always supportive and I was in a position to translate promises into results. Initially I played soft emotional characters and gradually shifted to action-packed roles. It was purely intentional and well planned.”

His boyish looks work to his advantage and he selects roles that have a good reach among teenagers. No wonder then, that most of his fans are youths. Vijay also cherishes this status.
“I am what I am for my fans. I try to make them feel good. I want all ingredients in my movie. I am for commercial movies, which have fight, comedy and romance. I am very much involved in the movies I do. I am as interested as the director or the producer. But this should not be taken as interference. It is only participation out of interest. And it is showing good results,” says the charismatic hero.

The current bunch of actors work on characters they play and Vijay too believes in it. But he follows a different style.

“I do a lot of home work. I follow real life characters, observe their movements and incorporate them in my movies. At present, I am shooting for `Puli’ in which I play a police officer. I am trying to shape myself as a police officer, it is part of the job. Every actor is expected to do it.”

Story is the hero

Vijay believes in intrinsic value of the story. “The story is the hero. There cannot be any story tailor-made for a hero. Of course, the content requires certain modifications to suit the hero, but the entire story cannot be tampered with. I never believe in making up,” he asserts.

He is impressed by the competition among budding Kollywood heroes including Chimbhu, Dhanush and Jayam Ravi. “I like all the heroes. It proves there is no dearth of talent in acting. The competitive field brings out the best in them,” says Vijay.

He values the contribution of his wife to his movies. “My wife takes care of my costumes. She also wishes to be a part of my movies, which is a good sign,” he chuckles. Vijay is also involved in social service. “I know my fans have volunteered to serve for the welfare of family members of Tsunami victims. I am happy as long as they are useful and do good to the society. ,” he beams with pride.

His next movie is `Aadhi’ directed by Ramana, and planned for Pongal release.

T. Saravanan

Vijay’s Interview

‘`Sachien` will be a slow but sure winner’: Vijay
By Moviebuzz

Vijay is in a holiday mood. The actor is relieved that his latest release Sachien is being appreciated by ladies and students. He spoke to before leaving for London with his family on a 15-day trip, at his palatial beach front house in Neelankarai on the East Coast road in Chennai.

How is Sachien faring at the Tamilnadu box-office?
Unlike my mass masala films that take a great opening, Sachien will be a slow but sure winner at the box-office. No one will lose money and distributors are happy. It was intentional on my part to give a film without any mass elements and it is being well appreciated by ladies and students who are calling me and congratulating me.

Why are you going to London?
Well, I am on a holiday with Sangeetha and my son Sanjay. My in-laws are there and this is a yearly routine to take my family during summer holidays. I want to do things that I am unable to do here in Chennai…like taking Sanjay for a walk on the streets, do some shopping, and generally be in a holiday mood.

What is Sivakasi all about?
There are rumours that you are doing a dual role? (Thinking) No. It’s not a dual role for me. It will be mass film with all commercial elements that would please my fans. Asin is the heroine and Perarasu has a good script ready.

After Sivakasi, what is your next film?
Nothing has been firmed up. Talks are on with S.J.Suryah who may direct my next film for Swargachitra Appachan.

Is Simran doing an item number in Sivakasi?
I have no idea. I too read the news and called up my director and producer who say that even they are unaware of it! So, these are all figment of people’s imaginations.

They say those songs in Sachien were not impressive. Comments?
Songs in my films always grow on you very slowly. Initially the songs in Tirupachi were also not appreciated but see, now they are all chartbusters. My friends and fans are liking the songs in Sachien too.

Transcript of the chat with Vijay

Tuesday, 26 April , 2005, 12:20

Among the younger lot of stars there is only one man who gets a Minimum Guarantee (MG) and he is none other than the superstar Vijay, popularly called ‘Ilaya Thalapathy’.

Here is the complete trascript of the chat with him.

rajesh_guru2k asks You seems growing young these days what is the secret of that-dont say exercise,anything else
Vijay says Exercise is the first factor… and also the fact that I dnot put on weight that much… thanks to my body structure

vara85 asks say something about ur kid
Vijay says His name is Sanjay and he is in the UKG. He is very naughty and he imitates me from my latest movie. He is very naughty and very interesting to be with.

vara85 asks what type of characters do u like to do,?
Vijay says A character that the public would like to relate to. A normal guy. a mechanie, a college student, or an unemployed guy.. something that the youth of today can relate to..

janaonline asks Hi Vijay, I am great fan of u. I like ur dance.keep it up
Vijay says thank you.

janaonline asks who is ur fav actor and actree in tamil
Vijay says I like all actors and simran is my favrouite actress

janaonline asks I wish to see you and superstar in one frame. when can i?
Vijay says Even i would love to see myself on screen with HIM. I am also waiting for teh same.

g8hitler asks Hi Vijay,when’ll u do action oriented movies in bala direction?
Vijay says As and when everything fits I will take up the role.

appu_smile asks Are u acting in the next Mani ratnam’s movie?
Vijay says NO, i am not. It is just a rumour.

ganeshac asks Hello Vijay. Who played a major role in moulding your career. Was it your mother or father? Do they still play a part in you choosing the right script for you as both of them are established writer/directors?
Vijay says My father used to tell me what will be good and what what I should not comit myself to. But at the end of it I used to take the decision.

sachein_usa asks Hi Vijay, I’m a die hard fan of yours from new york. your latest movie sachein is superb. I have a request to make. Can you make sure that your website is updated from time-to-time bcos thats the only source of reliable information for people like me who
Vijay says Thanks a lot, and I will try and see to it that it is updated.

sumiarumugam asks how is ur marriage life and ur next film what. THen ur film thullatha manamum thullum is superp. i saw 10 times
Vijay says I am happy, and my next moviw is `Sivakasi`

csas_saravana asks what is ur child name?
Vijay says Sanjay

sachein_usa asks my friends and i have been awake just to have a chat with you. its almost 1a.m here in NY…eagerly waiting for u to start the chat session
Vijay says Thanks a lot.

sumiarumugam asks hai vijar your smile is superb. u keep it always ur life. then
Vijay says Thank you.

kavisai asks Hi Vijay. I am very happy to meet u here. I am the greatest fan of yours . I saw ur latest fil sachein. Its simply fantastic and heard the song sung by you. I pray god to shower all his blessings on u.Wats ur next film. I kindly request u to give
Vijay says Sivakasi is my bext movie and thank you for your support

ganeshac asks Appadi Podunga Vijay!! Can we see your younger brother (Vikranth) and (Karthik) Surya’s brother making it big like you and Surya. And will you both (Surya and yourself) act together with them and promote them?
Vijay says I have acted with Surya, and as far as all of us coming together in one movie is concerned all this depends on the script.

vijay_sister asks hey brother!!sachin was a fantastic more films like this..btw do u know tht sachin movie is already online on the net!!u have to stop this piracy…
Vijay says Thanks for this information. We would do something to stop this piracy.

deivanayagam_v asks Helo vijay..deiva here…god morning…i like ur dance very much….no one can beat u…keep it up..
Vijay says Thank you.

gorothomas asks Your comedy is always entertaining.Keep it up.By the way, have you ever thought of doing a really serious movie instead of the masala movies that every lead actor is doing.Say, something with adventure,intrigue and suspense. Basically something that will
Vijay says I am not doing the role for an award. All that I am doing is acting for the mass, to entertain them. I am happy with the kind of roles I am donig and I plan to continue on the same vein.

n_vasanthan asks hi vijai why u have centiment scences in all the film u act?
Vijay says When I am choosing a movie i make sure that there are all the necessary ingredients in it.

srrajavel asks Hi vijay How are you what is your target?
Vijay says As long as my fans will accept me I want to continue acting.

vijay_sister asks is simran acting in sivakasi? can we expect another althota boopathy?? ;)
Vijay says NO, there is nothing like that in here.

mvijayemail asks Hi vijay, This is vijay from chandigarh. I’m a fan of u. We hope that u r the next Super star for Tamil films. Because u r very much suited for that. No one can beat u. Any comments pls??
Vijay says Thank you for your support.

tin2tin asks Hey Vijay do u think we need to promote south indian movies more overseas. Cause the Foreigners call all Indian films Bolly wood but here the Hindi wallahs make all the crap movies and call themselves Bollwood, which r either remade from our south India
Vijay says Yeah, but now I guess the condition has changed a lot. Now the next to Bollywood, the Tamil movie industry is standing tall.

chandruraman asks Hi Vijay,This is your old school mate from Balalok Martic Hr.Sec School. We all know that ur the only pet Student of Mrs. Meena Suresh.My question is do you remember all ur school days.
Vijay says She was my English teacher and yes I do remember my schoool days.

nana_sify asks Hi Vijay… How r u..? This is Thiru from Singapore… u got big fan base in singapore. So for in ur career which is the most diffult role u played..?
Vijay says There was no role that can be called a tough role… the only role that was a little tough was the movie Kannukul Nilavu with Shalini.

suresh86 asks Hi Vijay.What do u fell about the difference between the batular life and married life?
Vijay says Bachelor life was loads of fun and Married life is also fun, but a little less in quantity.

smeera2k asks Wassup Dude, Can we expect Sanjay on Silver screen in a near future like Sharukh’s son?
Vijay says It all depends on him. I am right now into giving him teh basic education.. and once heis grown up he can decide what he has to do with his life.

hari_kandasamy asks Hi Vijaya, Sometime back we had a news that u r acting in cheran’s direction. Wht happedn to tht film now. no updates on that from ur part. wht happened to that project?
Vijay says The dates did not match and the movie has been satlled as of now.

vasanth_2kch asks Hi Vijai, Do u have a plan to direct a movie.. since your father is a very good director. Why all actors are not able to succeed in their in direction?
Vijay says Yes, I am planning to direct a movie, sometime in the future. I have not thought about the storyline as of now but I am thinking about it.

nana_sify asks Are you intend to do any other language film?
Vijay says NO, I plan to stick to Tamil movies nad only Tamil movies.

harshan_vn asks what makes you feel that 3-4 stunts and 5 songs,make the movie hit,though nothing else worth watching is in it?
Vijay says This is an essential ingredient of the movie, but i will not say this is what made the movie a success. But all this definitely had a role to play in the movies success.

mmv_vel asks hiya tell me any jovial incident with Genelia during the shooting of Sachin
Vijay says Genelia is fun to be with. EVen though she did not know know the language she tries real hard to make it perfect. She has a lot of mannerisms, very spontaneous cute actions that make her very cute to watch.

Vijay on Sachien

“They are the living legends of Tamil cinema”: Vijay
By Moviebuzz

In Tamil cinema Vijay is closest to superstar Rajnikanth in terms of box-office pull. All his recent films including his last release, Tirupachi has been super hits and he is the darling of the trade.

For the first time ever Vijay speaks about Rajnikanth, Kamal Haasan, and how his latest film Sachin will meet the competition. Vijay spoke to at the Prasad studios, Chennai during the shooting of a song with none other than the dusky Bollywood sex symbol Bipasha Basu.


April 14 is going to be the red letter day as your film Sachin will clash with Rajnikanth’s Chandramukhi and Kamal Haasan’s Mumbai Express Please comment
There is no such potti(competition) as people and trade make out (smiles), I am too small an actor compared to Rajni sir and Kamal sir. They are the living legends of Tamil cinema and I have grown up on their films. They have done more than 200 films and compared to them who am I? A payyan who has done just 40 films and given a few hits. I cannot even be placed along with them.

Come off it, you are the current ‘numero uno’ of Tamil films according to the trade. Are you being too modest?
Rajni sir and Kamal sir are on a different league and to compare me with them is not fair. A comparison with heroes of my generation would be better. I don’t want to talk further about it as some people may make politics out of it.

If you are so much in awe of the two great actors, why didn’t you postpone the release of Sachin to May?
When Sachin was launched last October, my producer Kalaipuli.S.Thanu had announced at a press conference that the release would be on April 14, Tamil New Year. At that time both Rajni sir and Kamal sir had not even launched their respective films. And so there is no going back on what we promised the audience, distributors and theatres.

Why are you doing the same kind of formula films that cater to your fans?
That’s what they ask for and I want to keep them entertained. It has worked well for me and why should I change tracks and experiment when such genre has proved lucky for me at the box-office?

Is Sachin also in the same genre?
(smiles) It is a romantic film. You will not find punchline dialogues or mass songs. But I assure you that Sachin will be a treat for everyone as it has all the necessary ingredients to make it successful.


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