Q: You appear with a tonsured
head in Khaki. Any reasons for the makeover?
This new look is totally in tune with the script. I
should have had this clean pate in Ei itself.
Then why didn’t you sport this look in that film?
In the torture scene in Ei, I should have appeared with
a shaven head. But, the director changed the set up.
Meanwhile, Vincent Selva suggested the Khaki story and
I had to cut my crop.
How much has Chanakya
It is ready for release. It is a totally different role for
me in it.
Can you tell us more?
In this film I have played a character which proves that despite
weak physical features, one can overcome all odds with tough
mental strength. It is a very topical film. Our youngsters
need a dose of such feel good stories.
What are the other features of the film?
We have shown the immense power of newspapers and other media.
They are indeed the strong pillars which support the society.
They bring to light the problems and sufferings of the common
is a tribute to the hard working media persons who serve the
society with a mission..
Your views on directors you have worked with….
Sarath: Pavithran, Venkatesh,
Vincent Selva… the list is quite long. All the directors
I have worked with are very talented. They have great dedication
and professionalism. I am sure they will go places in the
The producers you have worked for….
Sarath: I have been very fortunate
to have very cooperative producers. They have a passion for
cinema and know how to take a film to the masses. They do
not interfere during the making so that the crew can work
with greater confidence.
Your raunchy, Tharuviya number in Chanakya….
Oh, oh, it is not a great philosophical rendering. Music director
Srikanth Deva had been after me to sing a song. Due to his
constant pestering, I agreed to sing this jolly number. But
the great surprise was that the recording was Okayed in a
What are your projects in the pipeline?
Oh there are many. I am working with big banners. First a
film by Radan Pictures’ directed by A. Venkatesh. Then,
I would be doing a film each for Supergood Films, Lakshmi
Moviemakers and Mass Moviemakers. Besides, I shall be doing
a Telugu film also.
folks, that is Sarathkumar for you. A simple, down-to-earth
man on whose shoulders success sits lightly. We wish him all
the good luck in his future endeavors.