recently released Vijay’s Vettaikaran
has garnered good responses. The music
of the film has come in for much praise
and so is the villain of the film.
For well informed people, the villain
resembles Saikumar, who has featured
in films like Andapuram, Vettiya Madichu
When the matter was probed, it was
disclosed that the villain Ravi Shankar
is indeed the brother of Saikumar
and was behind the camera all along.
He is a renowned dubbing artist who
has dubbed for more than 2500 films.
The offer to feature in Vettaikaran
was accidental when director Babu
Sivan spotted Ravi Shankar who was
returning from Prasad studios after
dubbing for a film. When the director
approached him to act as a baddie
in Vijay’s film, he is said
to have agreed but after much apprehension.
However, with the release of the film,
he is happy that his performance has
been well received.