That Vijay Sethupathi is one of the most sought-after actors down South is not an overstatement. He is currently part of a number of projects he himself would find hard to remember. His success ratio has doubled. People have started celebrating him even in cameos, which was his only way of survival before he got his breakthrough in Pizza. His recent cameos in Parthiepan’s Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam and Karthik Subbaraj’s Jigarthanda stand testimony to the same.
But, the dude is still grounded and has not taken the overwhelming string of successes to his head. “The people around me have changed. I don’t think I have. Wait, I think I may have grown a bit as an actor. So, insofar as my acting ability is concerned, I guess I have changed,” says Vijay to a daily. He also thanks director Gokul, with whom he worked in Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumaraa, for the change in him. “I am more confident and don’t feel self-conscious any more. I have to thank director Gokul with whom I did Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, for my present complete lack of inhibition. In many ways, the film was a training lesson. I came out from it, brimming with vitality,” he said.