Vidharth has been on a learning curve in Kollywood. After debuting as hero in the highly-successful and critically acclaimed Mynaa in 2010, Vidharth couldn’t find the same amount of success in his next couple of projects. He had Mudhal Idam, produced by AVM Productions, releasing last year and had Kollaikkaran competing for honours during Pongal last month.
Both Mudhal Idam and Kollaikkaran didn’t do any wonders for Vidharth at the box-office. Insiders in the industry feel it’s time for Vidharth to do some stock-taking. Says the actor: “Soon after the success of Mynaa, I was flooded with many scripts which were very similar in nature to Mynaa. I didn’t want to get stereotyped in any kind or role(s) and had no other go but to say ‘no’ to all those offers.
“In this context, I have been lucky in the recent past to have bagged two films whose scripts are not only challenging ones but are very different from each other. I play a tough guy in one film while my role in the other film is a rather stylish one which would show me in a ‘different’ territory.
“I have been making a conscious effort to come out of the image Mynaa had given me. How often one can star in films with the same kind of script and backdrops? I’m not in Kollywood to merely earn money; self-satisfaction is better than all those feelings. Notwithstanding the fact that every actor does have some clout or the other going in his favour, he won’t be able to do anything if the script is a weak one,” concludes Vidharth.