Actor Vijay Sethupathi responded to a journalist, who addressed him as a ‘pan-India star’. In a brand new interview, Vijay mentioned that he is not snug with the time period. The actor additionally mentioned that he desires to do movies in each language together with Bengali and Gujarati. Vijay’s Farzi co-star Raashi Khanna, in the identical interview, additionally mentioned that she would not wish to be known as a ‘pan-India actor’. (Also Read | Here’s how Shah Rukh Khan reacted when Vijay Sethupathi apologised to him)
Vijay and Raashi will probably be seen subsequent within the upcoming motion thriller internet collection Farzi. Helmed by Raj and DK, the crime thriller marks the digital debut of Shahid Kapoor and Vijay. It is all set to stream on Prime Video from February 10. The collection additionally stars Kay Kay Menon, Amol Palekar, Regina Cassandra, and Bhuvan Arora in pivotal roles.
In an interview with Galatta Plus, Vijay mentioned, “No sir, I am an actor. I am not comfortable with that pan-India statement. Sometimes that gives pressure also. I am just an actor and no need to put a label under this. So, that’s enough. I want to do every language film. I want to do a Bengali film, a Gujarati film. So if I get the chance, I’ll go and work there.”
Raashi Khanna additionally reacted when she was requested if she likes the time period. She mentioned, “Not at all. I don’t like it. We are all actors first and why divide? I don’t think it comes from us as actors wanting to be called pan India. It’s probably just the people who are sort of putting it out there…None of us like the term. I think it’s more divisional, like why are you diving us? We have already been divided into Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood. Now suddenly it’s the north and the south. On top of that, there’s another category pan India. Why are we categorizing things?”
Last 12 months, actor Dulquer Salman had mentioned that he too would not just like the time period ‘pan India’. Speaking with information company PTI, Dulquer had mentioned, “The word pan-India really irks me. I just don’t like hearing it. I love that there is so much exchange of talent happening in cinema, it’s great, but we are one country. I don’t think anyone says pan-America. I don’t get it, even though they say it sweetly.”
“You can’t engineer a pan-India film. Those films that have actually travelled across India are the ones that were rooted and made for one market. If you try to do a ‘pan-India’ film, try to appeal to all audiences for different markets, it will not belong anywhere,” he had added.