The immensely versatile Vijay Sethupathi says he is happy to have Regina Cassandra play his wife in Raj and DK’s yet-to-be-titled web series.
“Regina, Shahid Kapoor… everyone in the team is wonderful to work with. I am enjoying the experience. We finished one entire schedule of the series and now there is a second schedule from October 15,” Vijay tells me in an exclusive chat.
How different is it shooting for web series as compared with a feature film?
“No different at all,” comes the prompt response. “No matter what the size of the screen or the format of presentation I give all of myself to every shot. Even if I know people will be watching my performance on their phones, I still give a hundred percent to every shot.”
When I ask him what it is like to shoot in Hindi, Vijay replies, “This is not my first in Hindi. I’ve already completed one film, Santosh Sivan’s Mumbaikar in Hindi. Like I’ve told earlier, for me the language is the least relevant part of filmmaking. I feel the words get in the way of the emotions.”
Shahid Kapoor will make his foray into the OTT space with the quirky drama thriller series directed by Raj and DK. The series, co-written by Sita R Menon, Suman Kumar and Hussain Dalal, will stream on Amazon Prime Video.
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