Suriya: NGK is a turning point for me


“We thought other scripts had some resemblance with the current films. I learned and unlearned things.”

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In spite of being in the industry for nearly 20 years, he was still surprised by what Selvaraghavan could achieve in terms of extracting performances from his actors. The trailer that was released earlier promised a high-voltage political drama. 0
Comment(s) The director would make spontaneous choices on the sets on a daily basis which would make a scene look very different from what it looked on paper. Besides Suirya, the film also stars Sai Pallavi, Rakul Preet Singh and Devaraj among others. The Singam star noted that they discussed a few other scripts of Selvaraghavan before finalising NGK. He is a fantastic actor and I really enjoyed following his act. “I waited for nearly 19 years to come out with a project with him,” Suriya said. I saw my character through Selvaraghavan and I did what I did.”
NGK revolves around the life of Nandha Gopalan Kumaran, a commoner who decides to take a political plunge. “NGK was a very complex character,” said the actor. The actor never knew what might happen on the sets as Selvaraghavan always advised him to not come prepared. But NGK kept ringing inside Selvaraghavan’s head always. That’s why we took this project up,” he added. “Due to my 20 years of experience in acting, I know the extremes I can push the emotions. But in Selvaraghavan’s direction, the scene will be seven or eight steps ahead of our imagination,” Suriya said. It was the time the director was carving a niche for himself with films like Kaadhal Kondein (2003) and Pudhupettai (2006) to name a few. “You don’t know what’s there on his (Selvaraghavan) mind. Most of the time he himself acts out scenes, putting actors to shame. He was very close to the character in this film and spoke about it every time. Suriya said working with Selvaraghavan was a great learning experience in his career. Advertising

In a recent interaction with fans on social media, Suriya revealed that he waited to work with Selvaraghavan since early 2000s. “It was a turning point in my career. It is a treat to watch (him doing that).