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"I Take Calculated Risks" - Jayam Ravi About All His Upcoming Projects


Jayam Ravi reinvented his career both as a performer and at the box office after striking gold with all his films in 2015 which included Romeo Juliet, Bhooloham, Sakalakala Vallavan and Thani Oruvan. The actor also won several awards for his performances. But, to everyone’s surprise, the actor didn’t go on a signing spree. Instead, he had a single release, the experimental film Miruthan, in 2016, which also went on to fetch several awards.

However, this year the actor says he will be seen in a few films which also boast of strong content. Among the first to hit the screens this year is Bogan. “I am all excited for Bogan’s release because of the way we worked on the movie. Earlier, Lakshman and I teamed up for Romeo Juliet, and post the success, we didn’t collaborate because we wanted to come up with something better. That’s how Bogan happened,” begins Ravi.

“Ideally, Bogan should have been Lakshman’s fourth or fifth movie. It is because the script was that intriguing that he wanted to finish this film before moving on to another, even though it meant waiting for a couple of years. Also, my co-stars Hansika and Arvind Swamy are an asset. Hansika hasn’t played a role like this in her career before. It is a commercial film that has elements of fun, mystery, adventure and romance. It will keep you engrossed throughout,” he adds.

Clarifying rumours that the film is inspired by the Hollywood flick Face-off, he says, “There is no truth to it. It’s a first-of-its-kind film in Tamil cinema.” The actor is currently shooting in the Talakona forests for Vanamagan helmed by director Vijay. “The movie is a class apart. The script is wonderful and will be another feather in my cap once it releases,” he says.

Ravi will also be joining the sets of Tik Tik Tik soon. “The second schedule of the movie will start rolling from February. You can call it the first Indian space movie. Apart from the shooting, even putting the script together for such a film is a daunting task. Shakthi Soundararajan has carved out the script really well.”

The actor will also be sharing screen space with his son Aarav in the film. “It wasn’t planned. I asked him if he wants to act and he immediately agreed. He has performed really well,” says the proud father. We also prod him about Sanghamitra, a Rs 350-crore film. “I should thank Sundar C for choosing me for this film. It will go on floors from June and will be shot for a year across many schedules. There are people like AR Rahman in the team and I am honoured to be a part of this project. I see this film as a result of all the hard work I’ve put in over the last three years,” says the actor.

With quite a few experimental films in his kitty, the actor says he has never shied away from doing something different. “I experiment yes, but I take calculated risks as movies involve so many careers at the end of the day.”