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Meet the villain of Sivaji

Suman has added a feather in his cap by playing the villain in the upcoming Sivaji.

It was rumoured that Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and Nana Patekar had been offered the role before.

Acting in Tamil films after two decades, Suman has proved his versitality in the Telugu industry by playing a variety of roles ranging from action to mythological portrayals of Lord Venkateswara, Rama and Sathyanarayana, with aplomb.

Pinning down a 'villain' is not easy but Radhika Rajamani did just that and got him to talk about his role and the experience of sharing screen space with Rajnikanth.

Bagging the role

I got a call from (director) Shankar's office asking me to come to Chennai. I was working in Sathyanarayana Swami then and when I had a three-day break, I went to Chennai where co-director JD met me for an audition. Shankar had wanted a particular get-up. The actor had to act without a wig, remove his moustache and allocate one year for the project.

For the audition, I didn't remove my moustache but was asked to gel my hair, wear a dhoti, walk and says some dialogues. I did that. For me, it was like going to an examination after many years.

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