Two Malayalam stars who influenced Vijay Sethupathi more than other actors
Vijay Sethupathi said the performances of thespians Thilakan and Murali have been of great influence on him for his successful film career
Popular Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi has revealed that late Malayalam actors Thilakan and Murali have highly influenced him in his career.
In an old interview Vijay Sethupathi said that he enjoys watching most of Mollywood's popular stars, the performances of thespians Thilakan and Murali have influenced him more than anyone else.
Sethupathi, who enjoys a cult following among South Indian movie buffs, also said that he is open to working in Malayalam films if he finds the right projects.
Renowned as an indie film actor who does realistic films, Sethupathi made a very late entry into the film industry.
He had gone to work in the UAE at the age of 20 because of the financial situation of his family.
After returning home, he decided to try his luck in the film industry.
"I begged several people to give me a chance. Even requested some to just allow me to be on the sets to watch the shoot. Many told me I cannot be an actor. I never ever dreamt of playing leading roles but this is what fate had in store for me," Sethupathi pointed out.
Sethupathi, known for his work in films such as Pizza, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, Soodhu Kavvum and Sethupathi, is one of the few actors who enjoy both commercial and critical success often.