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Vijay Sethupathi On Playing The Evil Child Killer, 'The Idea Of Killing Two Kids In Master Really Worried Me' - EXCLUSIVE

Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi opens up about a very disturbing scene from his film, Master.

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Vijay Sethupathi On Playing The Evil Child Killer, 'The Idea Of Killing Two Kids In Master Really Worried Me' - EXCLUSIVE
To know  the Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi  even remotely is  to  feel his  goodness. He exudes  a kind of humility and warmth that actors normally  cannot muster.For this good guy to play the dark evil villain in Master  was not easy.

 Vijay shared his experience of playing the baddie in Master with me. “My director Lokesh  Kanagraj  and I had to be very careful about not making  my character Bhavani’s evil look attractive.I believe it is cinema’s  responsibility to not  glorify evil.”

 Sethupati who plays an out-and-out villain  for  the  first time says  it’s about tapping the dark side  of one’s  personality. “Whether it is  good or evil, it is all within all of us. It’s up to us to tap which side of our personality we want to show.I can tell you  with confidence that I am not a  basically good  guy. But I want to be  a good guy.”

What became  specially worrisome was  the villain’s brutality with  children.

Says Sethupathi  softly.  “The idea   of  killing two kids  in Master really worried me. I didn’t want to make  the  violence  anything but disturbing  for  the audience. The  director and I   had several discussions on  this.We decided  not  to show  the actual  killings of the children. We wanted  to  show how evil the man is.”

 Villainy, says  Vijay Sethupathi,  is cathartic  for  him. “When I  play a violent character it is like cleaning my house and  throwing all the dirt outside.”



Image source: Instagram/actorvijaysethupathi
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