Vijay Sethupathi On What He Did Wrong In Uppena: ‘I Couldn’t Dub My Own Lines In Telugu’- EXCLUSIVE

Vijay Sethupathi opens up on what he did wrong in Uppena, and reveals that he couldn’t dub his own lines in Telugu, as he did not have a strong enough command over the language

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Vijay Sethupathi On What He Did Wrong In Uppena: ‘I Couldn’t Dub My Own Lines In Telugu’- EXCLUSIVE
Vijay Sethupathi is very happy that his two back-to-back villainous turns in the Tamil Master and the Telugu Uppeni have paid rich dividends. However the magnificent performer  says he will suffer an abiding sorrow regarding his Telugu debut in Uppeni. “I couldn’t dub my own lines in Telugu. It was my first Telugu film and I did not have a strong enough command over the language. I tried my best.  But everyone felt  I was  speaking Telugu with an  accent. Best to  get someone else to dub.”

 Now, Vijay Sethupathi,a stickler for perfection, feels he did not get it right.  “Audiences saw two different performances up there. The one that I gave on screen. And the  other one is given by the dubbing artiste. It’s two  different  performances.”

Happy as he is   by the film’s success  Vijay is troubled by the linguistic lacuna . “If I had to do it again I’d make sure I know the  language well enough to be accepted by audiences in Andhra and Telangana.”
But they have accepted his performance warmly  in the Telugu  belt? “It is their kindness, their love for me. That makes me even more conscious of  making sure I speak Telugu like a local next time,” Sethupathi vows.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi has been offered a film with Kamal Haasan, to be helmed by Lokesh Kanagraj. While speaking with SpotboyE, he said, “They have come to me with the offer. Yes, it is a villain’s role. But let’s see. We haven’t yet worked out the dates, etc. So it would be premature to say I am doing the film.”


  

Image source: Instagram/actorvijaysethupathi/IMDb
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