To be so prolific , yet so quality-conscious is not an easy task. The phenomenal Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is managing that tricky balance, giving one outstanding performance after another in multiple languages. Now it is Vijay’s turn to conquer the Hindi belt. He is already doing a full-fledged Hindi webseries with co-directors Raj and DK.
Now comes the news that the stunning Sethupathi is doing a Hindi film entitled Gandhi Talks . It’s being directed by Kishor Pandurang Belekar who has so far directed 4 acclaimed Marathi films.
Confirming the project Vijay Sethupathi told me, “Yes. I’m doing a Hindi film titled Gandhi Talks where I don’t talk at all. It’s a silent film.”
And not because Vijay can’t speak Hindi. “Jee nahin, meri Hindi kafi achchi ho gayi hai(my Hindi has really improved). I’ve been working on it(the Hindi language) for my other projects with Raj-DK and another Hindi film being directed by Santosh Sivan.”
The last time a major actor did a silent film it was Kamal Haasan in Singeetham Srinivasa Rao’s Pushpak.
Says Vijay, “I’ve always believed that for an actor silences always speak louder than words.At least it’s true of me. I always feel the words come in the way of expressing the feelings.I am at my most expressive when I am not speaking.”
Vijay’s co-star in this silent film is Aditi Rao Hydari who has earlier gone through an entire film–Sufiyum Sujatayum in Malayalam—without speaking.