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Never wanted to cast Vijay in 'Soodhu Kavvuma': Director

However, actor Vijay is paired opposite to Sanchita Shetty in the film.


Updated:March 30, 2013, 12:52 PM IST
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Never wanted to cast Vijay in 'Soodhu Kavvuma': Director
However, actor Vijay is paired opposite to Sanchita Shetty in the film.

Chennai: Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi, who struck gold with two Tamil blockbusters 'Pizza' and 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkathom Kannom' last year, had to literally beg to be cast in upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy 'Soodhu Kavvum'.

Nalan Kumarasamy, the director of the film, said he was not keen on casting Sethupathi in the role.

"I never wanted to cast Vijay for the film. I wanted to rope in a newcomer, but Vijay was adamant that I cast him. Even after I turned him down, he made Karthik Subbaraj, director of 'Pizza', recommend him to me. I turned him down again, but he didn't give up," Nalan told IANS.

"He even made the producer of my film recommend him to me. I still wasn't convinced to cast him until everybody in the unit felt he would be apt for the role in the film. Having worked with him now I don't have any reasons to complain," he added.

Vijay is paired opposite Sanchita Shetty in the film, which also features MS Bhaskar, Radha Ravi, Ashok Selvan, Karuna Karan and MS Bhaskar, Radha Ravi, Ashok Selvan, Karuna Karan.

Vijay plays a 40 year-old man in the film, and had to gain a few kilos to look the role.

Producer CV Kumar of hit Tamil films such as 'Pizza' and 'Attakathi' has produced this film as well. It is coming out May 5. Santosh Narayanan has composed the music of the film.

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