"We are all actors first and why divide?"
Vijay Sethupathi said that he isn’t comfortable with the term ‘pan-India star’ in a recent interview.
The actor also said that he wants to do films in every language including Bengali and Gujarati.
Vijay’s Farzi co-star Raashi Khanna, in the same interview, also said that she doesn’t like to be called a ‘pan-India actor’.
In the interview, Vijay said: “No sir, I am an actor.
“I am not comfortable with that pan-India statement. Sometimes that gives pressure also.
“I am just an actor and no need to put a label under this. So, that’s enough. I want to do every language film.
“I want to do a Bengali film, a Gujarati film. So if I get the chance, I’ll go and work there.”
Raashi Khanna also reacted when she was asked if she likes the term.
She said: “Not at all. I don’t like it. We are all actors first and why divide?
“I don’t think it comes from us as actors wanting to be called pan India.
“It’s probably just the people who are sort of putting it out there…
“None of us like the term. I think it’s more divisional, like why are you dividing us?
“We have already been divided into Bollywood, Tollywood, and Kollywood.
“Now suddenly it’s the north and the south. On top of that, there’s another category pan India. Why are we categorizing things?”
Vijay Sethupathi also talked about his body transformation.
He lost a lot of weight recently and shared a selfie on Instagram showing off his lost kilos.
His fans showered him with a lot of praise for the transformation.
Speaking about his motivation behind his weight-loss journey, the Vikram actor said:
“My old pictures. I used to have continuous shoots and I felt workouts are very boring.
“I don’t believe in dieting. I love tasty food and I feel if I don’t eat tasty food, my life won’t be at ease.
“But, in the past few years, I couldn’t use my body properly while performing.
“Some roles suit my body but then it was disturbing me so much. So, I thought ok.
“I don’t have the concept of six-pack abs. I just want to be flexible.”
Vijay and Raashi will be seen next in the upcoming action thriller web series Farzi.
Directed by Raj and DK, the crime thriller marks the digital debut of Shahid Kapoor and Vijay.
The series is set to stream on Prime Video from February 10, 2023.
The series also features Kay Kay Menon, Amol Palekar, Regina Cassandra, and Bhuvan Arora in pivotal roles.