"His Energy Level Never Goes Down": Vijay Sethupathi Admires Shah Rukh Khan

Vijay Sethupathy recently revealed that he was done sharing screen with stars and shared his experience working with King Khan himself.

Vijay Sethupathi Edited by Updated: Jun 07, 2024, 6:17 pm

"His Energy Level Never Goes Down": Vijay Sethupathi Admires Shah Rukh Khan

Vijay Sethupathi, the veteran actor “Makkal Selvan” (People’s Treasure) of Kollywood, who made his entry in Bollywood recently, has expressed his admiration for Shah Rukh Khan on his commitment to his work. “His energy level never goes down,” said Sethupathi.

On sharing his working experience with the Badshah of Bollywood, he shared, “I learn something from everyone. What I learned from Shah Rukh Khan is that his energy levels never go down. One day, during the shoot, he was unwell but you just can’t figure it out unless he tells you. That’s an amazing quality he has. He shared a lot of things about me which I felt very happy about.”

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The versatile actor who is now gearing up for the release of his project Maharaja, shared insights on his career. He also made a big reveal that he was done sharing the screen with stars, in his interview with Hindustan Times.

The Vikram Vedha actor is well-known for his ability to enact characters naturally and effortlessly. He also carried his excellence to Bollywood with his remarkable performances in Jawan with Shah Rukh Khan, and Merry Christmas with Katrina Kaif. Along with this, apart from being the main lead, the actor also played supporting roles, and villain roles as well.  Now, the Jawan actor has decided to take a turn stating, “No, I think I’m fatigued by those kinds of films (working with stars). This is because I’ve had some good and bad experiences in the Indian film industry.”

The actor also expressed his disappointment about his efforts not being appreciated and feeling undervalued, on this note the actor stated, “When you sign on a film with another star, you obviously know what you are signing on for in terms of the role. But sometimes no matter how hard you’ve worked and done well, there’s very minimal value given to this at the end of the day. Because you contribute to the film as much as the star but no one talks about it.” 

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Sethupathi has been experimenting with his acting talent, by exploring different types of characters and roles like playing a transwoman in Super Deluxe, a villain in Master, and so on. Now, the actor has revealed that he has chosen not to take on negative roles. Talking about his decision, he said that he has turned down multiple roles because he does not want to be typecasted.

“When you do multiple roles in the same space (antagonist), then there are also limitations and comparisons to your earlier films and performances,” he said, as quoted by the Hindustan Times. Notably, His roles in Master as Bhavani and Sandhanam in Vikram were criticized for being similar. It was rumored that Sethupathi was initially hesitant to take up Vikram for the same reason.

As the actor is looking forward to the release of his 50th film Maharaja, which will be hitting the theaters on 15th June, he revealed his desire to direct films for quite some time now and is paying more attention to lighting, cinematography, direction, and more as of now.