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Vinoth Kishan opens up about ‘Andhaghaaram’

Vinoth Kishan who made an impressive debut as a child artist in director Bala’s Nandha rose to fame as one of the protagonists in Suseenthiran’s Naan Mahaan Alla. His last film Vidiyum Munn was widely acclaimed by critics. Now, he is essaying a blind character in the upcoming suspense thriller Andhaghaaram directed by Vignarajan. “I may be playing a blind character but it won’t make audiences empathetic. It’s an exciting role and quite different from how blind characters are usually portrayed in Indian cinema. The blindness is just a disability here,” Vinoth told IANS.

Andhaghaaram also features Pooja Ramachandran and Arjun Das. The film’s story revolves around three protagonists from different time periods, but there’s a common element that connects them all. “My director had done a lot of research on blind people and even shot a few videos for preparation. We also met a few blind people and it helped me to a great extent to observe them from close quarters,” he said, and added, “Playing the blind character was never physically exhausting,” adds Vinoth.