'I only eat but can't cook at all'

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'I only eat but can't cook at all'

Tamil actor Vishal is no gambler and leaves nothing to destiny. He believes in chalking out his career and doesn’t sign films for the heck of it, which is evident when one looks at the projects this young man has been doing.

Vishal’s Samar will release in the City on January 18 and the actor is pretty thrilled about the overwhelming response he has received for the film back home. “The response has been phenomenal. It’s an action thriller and I had to lose a lot of weight for the role. I play a trek guide which requires the character to travel to an unknown place in Bangkok – this journey changes his life forever,” Vishal tells Metrolife.

Incidentally, Vishal is no stranger to trekking. He takes off to the Himalayas whenever he can grab sometime off his shooting and he has worked hard to build his stamina for the film.

“My experience in trekking has helped in the film. I have been given a rugged look. I virtually live in my jeans and we’ve focussed on a more earthy look,” he says. Vishal points out that the lead character is pitched in a war-like situation, not a real war of sorts but there are a few incidents that drastically changes his life.

And Vishal has teamed up with close friend Trisha after a gap of six years. “I have known Trisha for the last 10 years. She plays the role of a receptionist in a hotel in Bangkok and I think she has received a lot of appreciation for her role. She always has a brilliant understanding of the character,” he notes. 

Vishal has already begun work on his next film, Madha Gaja Raja, which is a commercial entertainer and strikes a balance between comedy and action.
In Pattathu Yaanai, Vishal plays a cook. “I only eat but can’t cook at all. Fortunately, there isn’t too much of cooking in the film. I’ve never played the character of a cook before and the experience is surely different,” he signs off.
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