Chennai:Adil Hussain is an actor who has transcended languages and industries and has established a name for himself across film genres. Known for his steller performance in films like Lootera, Ishqiya, English Vinglish and Life of Pi, director Vishnuvardhan has managed to rope in the actor for his action flick, Yatchan.
Adil, who is making his south debut with the movie, asserts his role is something he has never played till date, confessing that he has been asked not to reveal much about the character.
Prod him to spill the beans, and he says with a smile, “It’s a versatile character with lot of grey shades to it. I play a Tamilian and have a full-fledged role to play. The movie dwells on a complex and intriguing plot.”
A fun-loving, easy-going person, unlike the intense characters he has played on-screen, Adil affirms he is giving his best in learning Tamil. He had to struggle on his first day. “However, I started enjoying it from the second day of shooting. I can understand a lot of words.
But I’m not sure whether my voice would be used in the film,” he grins, and says filmmaking down south is extremely professional. “Be it the kind of respect and warmth they shower, the work culture or the various sociological reasons, I love the South. It’s a pleasure to be here,” he says.
All praise for his co-stars Arya, Kreshna and Deepa Sannidhi, Adil names Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Ajith as his favourites stars in Kollywood and says he would love to associate with Maniratnam, Priyadarshan and of course with Vishnuvardhan again..
A huge fan of actors Balraj Sahni, Soumitra Chatterjee, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Robert De Niro and Ben Kingsley, Adil dreams of playing Lord Krishna. “I would love to do the role in a way, it has never been done before,” he says.