Vijay and Genelia in Velayudham .
Looking dapper in a simple black shirt and blue jeans, Vijay was in his element during the trailer release of Velayudham at the Dream hotel in Kochi on Saturday.
While his associates showered praises on him, the man in question kept his voice low and humbly thanked the Kerala audience for their support. “Though I have been wanting to do a Malayalam project for a while, none of your superstars have invited me for a project here,” says Vijay.
“Just like the way the Malayali audience welcome Tamil stars, Malayalam movies are also accepted in Tamil Nadu, especially the realistic ones. We also have some theatres there where only Malayalam films run,” he says.
Malayalam filmmakers have always been an inspiration for him. “I’m deeply indebted to some renowned film-makers like Fazil and Siddique who took my career to great heights by offering me movies like Kannukkul Nilavu and Friends.” Vijay craves to prove his versatility as an actor by trying challenging roles. I will be exploring so- me new roles in my upcoming films,” he adds.