Following his father's footsteps
Acting has been a childhood passion for Vincent Asokan.
AWAITS A BREAK: Vincent Asokan
The son of the late S.A.Asokan, bad man of the films of the 1960s and 70s, Vincent Asokan has acted in more than half a dozen films.
Waiting for a big break, he talks about his work and also his new films.
How did your entry into the film scene happen?
My first break came in December 2003, when I got a call from actor Sarath Kumar asking me to meet director Venkatesh for his new project.
I met him and after a screen test they selected me for the villain role in the film "Aey." It was a great learning experience.
Were you really interested in acting?
Yes. In fact it was a passion. As a child I used to watch my dad get ready for shootings and even accompany him to locations. The whole thing fascinated me and I decided that I wanted to act. But unfortunately father died while I was still in school and I didn't know how to go about it. Thus I was thankful when Sarath Kumar provided me with a break.
Who is your role model?
S.A.Asokan, of course. I am an avid movie watcher and pay special attention to the villain.
Do you feel it is necessary to have a different look for each film?
It is not necessary but yes I do change the look if the character demands it
How do you keep fit?
I follow a strict diet and am meticulous with workouts. I adhere to the regimen even when I am on location.
How busy are you now?
I am working on four movies, all in various stages of production. One of them is `Pokkiri.'
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