"The content that I pick up needs that much time. It's a conscious decision. When I was doing Remo, I definitely couldn't have done any other film due to my makeover and weight loss. And, the Malaysia schedule of Velaikkaran took about a month's time to shoot though its final footage in the film is just about 15 to 20 mins.In Velaikkaran's slum set, the team even created a 'koovam' by mixing black powder in the water. They used to refill water periodically whenever it went down. It was a fan moment for me while seeing all this. One can create anything in cinema, provided there is enough time.
In my upcoming film with Ponram, there will be a lot of action sequences, which generally take a lot of time to shoot. We took about 8 to 9 days just to shoot a fight sequence in Kutralam. I always feel that safety precautions are a must while doing stunts; people come into a unit with happy vibes which have to be maintained right through the entire process. This film will take about 120 days to complete and we'll be shooting all the crucial episodes from hereon in Tenkasi. Our 3rd outing together will not just be on a bigger scale, we also want to surprise the audience with something unexpected. Only then will we be able to do our 4th film together too!
In the coming year, I'll be shooting for two films simultaneously (with directors Ravi kumar and Vignesh Shivn). A few years back, I shot for Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga and Ethir Neechal simultaneously as the team's requirements were like that."
"The rough track that he delivers in his voice is that good. All of us in the team will invariably like it, thanks to the energy and passion in his rendition. And, we demand him to sing the final version too. He actually wants to give space for other singers and explore their talents.It's more like others wanting him to sing because he gives that something extra to every song (even for other composers). Also, he does only a limited number of films and that's why maybe he sings a couple of songs atleast, in each of his films."