Surya said- If I talk about myself, I like Hindi cinema very much. I also like watching and doing Hindi films. Before this, director Ram Gopal Varma has also got me working in the blood character, which was released in both Tamil and Hindi. Overall, I am also a little aware of Hindi cinema. But it is difficult to say right now that I have to understand a little about what is going on in Hindi cinema at the present time.
Tamil film superstar Surya is once again bringing his fans this Diwali based on a real life story “Surrai Potru”. In this film, Surya is going to play the role of Gopinath, the founder of India’s only affordable air lines. In a special conversation with Aaj Tak, Surya told that his experience related to Hindi films and many important things related to the film Surrai Potru.
What is Surya’s opinion on the Tamil film “Surrai Potru” being released in Hindi?
If I talk about myself, I like Hindi cinema very much. I also like watching and doing Hindi films. Before this, director Ram Gopal Varma has also got me working in the blood character, which was released in both Tamil and Hindi. Overall, I am also a little aware of Hindi cinema. But it is difficult to say right now that I have to understand a little about what is going on in Hindi cinema at the present time.
By the way, I am also trying to learn Hindi and in addition to the Tamil release of the film Surrai Potru in Hindi, it would be very good if this happens. Because I think everyone should know this story and take inspiration from such films. Being associated as an actor and as a producer in the film “Surrai Potru”, I would like this film to be released in Hindi also. I will say the most that you must watch this film once, which will be available to you on Amazon Prime on 12 November. The release of my film on the OTT platform will also be a new experience for me. This time we are not inviting the audience to us through the theater, but are reaching their audience through the OTT platform itself. This is the difference between the release of films in OTT and theater.
How much hard work has to be done for the character, who is Surya’s ring master?
This is the story of a man who had a big dream for his country. I like to do yoga and I exercise to fit myself, so I have also done a lot of work on my role in this film. I have also become a college going boy in the film and I have played the character from youth to old age and all of this could be possible due to my fitness. The biggest contribution was due to Sudha Gonkara, the director of my Ring Master film. Because this real story was to be shown in the form of cinema, then we used many real incident who were associated with Captain Gopinathji’s life so that nothing in the story could be seen and you too can connect with that character while watching the film. Believe me this film will definitely inspire you.
How difficult was it to play a real life character based character as a mass hero?
See, this is exactly the same as a child moving from school to college and then traveling the journey of his life. I worked in a government company for 3 years, became a floor in-charge, my first salary was 7 thousand rupees. Even though I have been 20 years in this industry, but even today, I consider myself an actor only 1 month old and I prepare accordingly to play any character. So whether it is for mass audience or a selected actor, I am doing films with a desire to learn new work. I hope that the love that the audience has given to me continues to rain on me and I will keep them entertained.