Santhanam gets punched on the face in Kumbakonam

Santhanam has been busy completing work on his Vallavanukku Pullum Ayutham, in which he is playing the lead. Quiz him about his ‘hero moment’ while shooting for this film, and he says, “We were filming a sequence in Kumbakonam, which required me to deliver water cans to houses. Instead of giving me dummy cans, the over enthusiastic art department tied several containers that were brimming with water. We were in a hurry to finish the sequence before crowd started gathering, and I started cycling at full speed. Only after the front tyre lifted up in the air and I almost did a wheelie that I realized I was wheezing badly. I had to ask the spot boys to hold the cycle so I don’t embarrass myself by falling down.”

On a funny note, he adds, “Though I’m good with comic timing, this is the first time I actually had to concentrate on ‘action timing’ as well. Vaayila punch adichu pazhakkam, but first time moonjila punch vaangirukken.”


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