Ashok Selvan, ‘Thegidi’ actor, is now waiting for the release of his ‘Savaale Samaali’, a commercial entertainer directed by Sathya Siva of ‘Kazhugu’ fame.
Ashok says “I always believe that the script is the hero. When Director Sathya Siva narrated ‘Savaale Samaali’, I was impressed with the story line. Yet, I was apprehensive whether I could pull off a film with commercial elements but went ahead as I wanted to test myself as it was a good team.
I was not very sure how would I be received in a comedy film. The trust factor I share with Sathya Siva and Arun Pandian sir made me to do this film following an interesting incident. I happened to attend a family event where laterally every youngster identified me and my films. I was flying high until the man who served me food asked Sir, why all your films are so serious and sophisticated to connect with. You have to do films for all type of audience and asked me to do one full length peppy commercial entertaining comedy film.Elaborating further this man who was an aspiring director before switching to this catering profession cited the example of Kamal sir’s Rajaparvai and Sagalakala Vallavan as a classic example. This gave me the extra push to play this all class entertainer role I play in ‘Savaale Samaali’. I am very sure, setting up with a new genre will connect me to much more audience in various bounds ” says the young actor Ashok Selvan with a confidence.