Vikram has been an actor for over 30 years now. His upcoming challenge Mahaan is the sixtieth movie in his profession. And he has seen the concept of appearing evolve over time. “When Sivaji Ganesan sir and Dilip Kumar sir had been appearing, they had been extra dramatic. And with Kamal Haasan sir, appearing grew to become extra delicate and actual. And now it’s complete subtlety. Whereas making 10 Endrathukulla, director Vijay Milton stored telling me, ‘Sir, don’t act’. I puzzled what was he saying. Then I came upon that the majority of them on the set weren’t skilled actors. And I needed to evolve into that,” Vikram stated.
Vikram famous that his son Dhruv comes with a unique understanding of appearing and dealing with him in Mahaan type of grew to become a studying curve in his profession. “Initially, I believed I ought to train him appearing. However, I quickly came upon he was doing one thing else fully. He does it with out even figuring out it. The subtlety that he reveals is so totally different. As they are saying, run with the horses and hunt with the hounds, I simply attempt to sustain with my earlier era and present era,” he stated.
He recalled how nervous he was for Dhruv whereas he was doing his debut film Adithya Varma. “My first movie was a miss. So for him, I needed his first movie to work. I used to be at all times with him in the course of the capturing of Adithya Varma. And each time I attempted to inform him one thing or give him notes, he used to brush me off saying, ‘Appa, I do know what to do’. I then took a step again, noticed him simply do his factor.”
Vikram additionally revealed that when director Karthik Subbaraj got here to him with the script of Mahaan, he was reluctant concerning the concept of sharing display screen area with Dhruv so early within the latter’s profession. “I had determined that I shouldn’t do a film with Dhruv not less than for the subsequent 10 years,” he stated.
Nevertheless, Karthik’s script was too good for Vikram to go. “I heard the script and I beloved it. The truth is, I beloved Dhruv’s character greater than mine,” he stated. He even recalled telling Dhruv that he considered enjoying each father and son. “However, I couldn’t have carried out what he did. He has carried out one thing fully totally different,” the actor shared.
“When Karthik narrated it to me, Dhruv’s character was on the high of the heap. And I advised him, ‘No, no, let’s tweak the story right here and there’. And Karthik got here up with one thing lovely and fascinating,” he added.
Mahaan additionally stars Simran, Bobby Simha and Sananth. The movie will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on February 10.