Suman’s joy knew no bounds when he was
selected as villain for Sivaji. He says: “I
act with Superstar again after 25 years. It
was reported that they considered biggies like
Amitabji, Mohanlal, Nana Patekar, Sanjay Dutt
for this role. I feel excited to think that
I am acting in that role. One day, suddenly
a call came from Shankar’s office. I was
in Chennai. I met Shankar immediately at his
office. He explained me the role. I agreed happily
immediately. So far I have acted in more than
250 films. But, I haven’t acted in a character
like this. He took makeup test for me with all
outfits of villain. Still, he is not satisfied.
He is working out for that. This character is
created which will bring out Navarasam in my
performance. Shankar has planned the character
as such. In Hindi all lead heroes act as villains.
That trend is now emerging in south too. That
is healthier for the industry.