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96 — a romantic journey of two souls

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jun 13, 2017, 12:22 am IST
Updated Jun 13, 2017, 12:22 am IST
Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha are upbeat about their new project 96, helmed by director Prem Kumar.
Vijay Sethupathi
 Vijay Sethupathi

Trisha teams up with Vijay Sethupathi for the first time for a romantic story titled 96. The title signifies the year when they met each other in the film.

In a chat, the duo gets candid, as they talk about the theme of the film, on-screen chemistry, how they prepared for the role in the last six months, and more. Produced by S. Nandagopal, a major segment of the movie will be shot in the Andamans.

 

When asked about the meaning behind the title 96, Sethupathi, smiles and says, “It indicates the year of a school batch.”

Even as we wonder if he would fit a school boy’s character, the actor senses that our query might have something to do with his weight, and retorts right back, “Haven’t you seen fat school boys? This starts when we are in Class XII.”

Reacting to a question on how he feels about acting alongside Trisha, Sethupathi says, “When I did Naanum Rowdy Thaan with Nayanthara, she was in the peak of her career — I was apprehensive about her willingness to act with me. Similarly, Trisha is very talented and has a huge fan following. I wondered if she would agree to be a part of the film, but she liked the script very much and has come on board.” “I like you as well and that’s also the reason for me to accept the film,” interrupts Trisha.

 

On the challenges involved in his character in 96, Sethu elaborates, “There’s no challenge involved in any kind of role. I don’t have to prove or impress anybody. My job is to be sincere to my script. I am passionate about what I do. I play a wildlife photographer in the film.”

Sethupathi has nice things to say about his co-stars Trisha, Tamannaah and Nayanthara — “They are in great form and they are focussed, dedicated and love their jobs. That’s what is taking them to places.”

On queried if he has a role model, “I don’t have a role model. One can get inspired from success stories. I want to go with what the masses say and I know it is a bit difficult.”

 

About director Premkumar, the actor says, “Prem was the first lens man, when I took up a mainstream roles in films. We share a great rapport. He is a sensible cinematographer and I am sure he would shine as a filmmaker as well.”

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