Jayaram is usually associated with comedy as his most memorable roles in Tamil cinema were humorous ones. All that changed with Saroja where he played the unlikely villain and impressed with his performance. Now he has been roped in for an important role in Vijay's Thuppaki directed by AR Murugadoss. Kajal Agarwal is the heroine and Sathyan will also be seen in the film.
About whether he is playing a villainous character, Jayaram refused to confirm or deny as he had no wish to give away the suspense. But the actor said that it is a very exciting role and unlike anything he has done before. The audience will be shocked but in a good way, he added mischievously.