Actor-director Parthiban hasn’t been seen on big-screen for a long time now. The talented artiste, who reels of poems at will and is a good orator, is silently but surely inching towards the closing stages of the shooting of his next film ‘Vithagan’. The film also marks his return to directorial ways after a long, long time. Parthiban plays a cop and has Poorna as his heroine in the film.
Parthiban was last spotted playing lead roles in ‘Kudaikkul Mazhai’ and ‘Pachchai Kudhirai’, films which didn’t exactly set the box-office on fire. In his latest film ‘Vithagan’, Parthiban has scripted the story in such a manner as to keep the viewers guessing as to whether he plays the cop or the culprit. “Failures don’t deter me,” says Parthiban even as he gears up for the release of ‘Vithagan’ by the end of next month.
The passion for film-making keeps him going but he is candid enough to admit that when he started his career, acting was his ‘first priority’. “I was a reluctant actor but found out soon enough that I got many nice offers that gave me immense satisfaction while playing them. I used to let myself controlled by the director under whom I worked, burying my ‘directorial instincts’ for that particular film.
“I liked the film Azhagi a lot and am planning a sequel to it. I have recently spoken to Nandita Das, who played the lead role in the original. She’s a busy actress and has asked me to wait for ‘some more’ time before giving me the dates. After Vithagan, I have some more scripts on hand which need to be spruced up further,” says Parthiban and concludes by saying that the role he has loved most playing is ‘father’ to his children!