What is your equation with director actor Manivannan?
He is my friend, philosopher and guide. He gave
the big break with Nooravathu naal and 24 mani
neram. I cannot forget the wonderful times we
have had together.
You have a freewheeling approach towards life.
I believe in living life to the full. But, I must
say that we must act with responsibility. Permissiveness
cannot be passed off has freedom.
Have you raised your rates lately?
See, I work only for close friends and acquaintances.
My rates are primarily determined by the popularity.
Whatever they give, I accept. I do not hike or
lower my rates. See, I have everything I want.
Hence, I do not act with avarice.
Q: What do you say about the Tamil only
in titles issue?
I believe that more than Tamil, Tamilians have
to rise. They should reach a more advanced status.
Hence, they must acquire more knowledge and open
the windows to the world.
Your refusal to play the villain in Sivaji…
Yes, I was approached. But, I am currently committed
to so many films as hero. See, the producers have
invested so much based on my popularity. If suddenly,
I play the villain, it could have an impact on
these films. This is unprofessional and unethical
on my part. Otherwise, I have no qualms about
I have known him for a long time and he is a great
human being. We shall wait and see. He is quite
capable of bringing in the desired changes in
the political arena.