Throwback: Vijay Sethupathi revealed it took him 50 to 60 takes to master the role of Shilpa in Super Deluxe

Talking about his role as Shilpa in Super Deluxe, Vijay Sethupathi had once said that it took him 50-60 takes to ace the role.
Throwback: Vijay Sethupathi revealed it took him 50 to 60 takes to master the role of Shilpa in Super DeluxeThrowback: Vijay Sethupathi revealed it took him 50 to 60 takes to master the role of Shilpa in Super Deluxe
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We all know that Vijay Sethupathi is one of the most versatile actors of South India. While all of the roles that he has played have created a major impact on the audience, his role as Shilpa – a transgender, is one of the best roles. In the film Super Deluxe, Vijay Sethupathi played as a transgender, who returns to his family after years. Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, the film had a power-packed cast including Samantha Akkineni, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan among the others. Super Deluxe had three stories and they ran parallel before intersecting at a point. The point of intersection did not happen for namesake, but naturally.

Talking about his role in the film, Vijay Sethupathi had earlier told that he begged for the role. He also opened up that it took him 50 – 60 takes to ace the role. He was quoted as saying by Times Now, “I can't thank my director and Mitu (child artist) enough. I was begging for the role when the director narrated it to me. I had no idea how to even go about it but I was so interested in the part. I am the kind of actor who doesn't do much homework. My first shot took 50-60 takes because I couldn't find that character in me. My EP bailed me out - she taught me how to stand like a woman, behave like a woman, get her mannerism. The character of Shilpa has been a huge learning lesson for me”.

In the film, Shilpa visits her family after fleeing to live the life of a woman. The break did not happen to Shilpa until she got married and his wife gave birth to their son. However, once he released he cannot be a man anymore, he runs away and returns as a woman after several years. Vijay Sethupathi has won the Best Actor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi will be next seen in Thalapathy Vijay starrer Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film has Vijay as the lead actor, while Malavika Mohanan and Andrea Jeremiah will be seen as the female leads. He has also been roped in to play the lead actor in Vignesh Shivan directorial, Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, which has Nayanthara and Samantha Akkineni as the female leads. His first look poster for the film Ka Pae Ranasingam was revealed recently. It is expected that the makers will release the film as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I kept wondering why a gem like this wasn't sent to the Oscars for best foreign feature film and why Gully Boy was sent instead. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Gully Boy and the performances, but Super Deluxe was a great movie with brilliant performances.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

He deserves all awards for this role. Besides the child actor being natural and cute, as an adult Vijay Sethupathi had to show a vulnerable but also a strong female in him. When he was wrapping saree, his wife was looking at him with those eyes full of surprise, shame and sad, and he would try to ignore that look but conscious of being watched. That scene stayed in my mind because of his action. I have started watching all his movies since then. The other movie where his action stayed in my mind was his 96 movie. So subtle but so impressive. He fits into any role.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Same here I'm big fan of him

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