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Vikram wants to be a villain



Vikram... Ready for any role.

THE EXCITEMENT of winning the national award from the President is yet to sink in. Back in the city from New Delhi, Vikram talked about the award and his next venture, Anniyan.

The actor who has been in the industry for more than a decade to carve a niche for himself says: "Everybody knows how hard I have worked to get where I am today. My aim is to do good films and prove to the world that here is an actor who can perform to the expectations of the people."

Vikram says he was inspired to carry on after seeing people who had got more than half-a-dozen awards.

He is also ready to experiment. "I like entertainment-oriented films which click at the box office. At the same time I wanted to show that Tamil films are not inferior to other language films in content and technical brilliance. Malayalam films are associated with awards. I want this to happen to Tamil films too."

According to the actor, the entire credit for the success of Pithamagan goes to director Bala. He is not going to produce films, but he would love to play a villain.

Vikram feels that Shankar's Anniyan may fetch him another award.

"I feel that my character is a powerful one and it resembles Chithan but in a different way." But will they give me an award for the second successive year," he asks.

What did Dadasaheb Phalke award winner director Mrinal Sen say to him at the awards function? Vikram said the director was actually looking for him. "

He not only wished me success but also enquired about the film which got me the award. I asked him to consider me for his future project. He told me he would certainly do it. It will be a dream come true to do a film directed by Mrinal Sen."

By S.R. Ashok Kumar

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