Suriya and Vidyut are crime partners in Anjaan
“I am not playing the villain, for sure. We are partners in crime and I am with him throughout the film. I can’t reveal much about my character because the twist in the film revolves around it, but it surely is something that I have never done before – in Hindi or Tamil,” reveals Vidyut.
At the film’s audio launch, Vidyut had called Lingusamy the ‘Best director in India’. “At the expense of being questioned by a lot of people, as to how I can stake such a tall claim, I say this. I have spent more time with him than with my other directors. He makes a genuine effort to make a good film. He doesn’t speak English much, but has the ability to express himself.”
Vidyut maintains that there has been no competition between him and any of the stars he has worked with. “One thing I have realized is that rather than competing, it is better to work as a team. In a film, it is never a one-man show. If it works for everyone, then it works for me. So, while on one hand it feels good to be noticed in the film, that is just not what it is all about,” he says.
Now that he has completed three films, has he picked up any Tamil words? He laughs. “I can say all my dialogues perfectly, but if you ask me to say something off the top of my head, all I can remember is ‘Ivan buddhisaali illai’ which is one of the dialogues I had said in one of my films. Somehow, that has stuck with me for so long, although I know it is not a very nice thing to say to someone.”