Jeeva is basking on the glory of the box-office success of his latest film ‘Ko’. The film, which features him in the lead role of a photo-journalist, has been rocking the box-office at all the centres with people taking a liking to the film, its music and the over-all packaging by director K.V. Anand.
Jeeva says he’s thankful to Simbu who initially refused to do ‘Ko’ after which Anand eventually zeroed in on Jeeva to play the role. “Simbu is a talented actor who has only recently turned his attention in choosing his scripts. Anyway, I’m thankful to him for having turned down ‘Ko’ which came my way afterwards. The role of a journalist has never been shown in a more effective way, I presume.
“Photo-journalists have played important roles in the history of the world thus far. As such, Ashwin (his character in the film) tried his best to bring to the forefront the many wrong-doings by the politicians and I think people liked the way we have shot the film with so much strain. The film is our way of ‘honouring’ the media and journalists. I’m sure people would start taking journos more seriously after the film’s release.
“For my upcoming film ‘Rowthiram’, I have tried to do what Kamal Sir so often does: I have undergone many changes physically to ‘change’ my appearance to suit my role(s) in the film. I refused to do a cop’s role when Gautham Menon approached me for a film; I think the cop’s role can wait for the time being. I might also star in the remake of ‘Pudhu Vasantham’, one of my father’s earlier hit films as a producer.
“Considering my present commitments, the remake might take 2-3 years but I’d definitely be a part of it along with Aarya,” concludes Jeeva.