Bharath, who began his dedicated career in Tamil cinema with Shankar’s Boys, is now back on the silver screen with director Sasi’s Aindhu Aindhu Aindhu, also known as 555. In this Q&A section, Bharath expressed confidence in the project and how its success will boost his career.
You can be proud of the fact that thanks to the efforts you have put in for this project, audiences are now calling you ’555 Bharath’. Having dedicated many months for completing it, how is 555 special and different?
I think it’s time I deliver something fresh for my audience and fans. Seeing director Sasi’s hard work to change his style of filmmaking, I also needed to work hard and create my USP for this project. Detailing from my side was important. For my character in the film to reach the audience, my physique and body language had to be focused upon. It is a very special movie in my career.
I strongly confirm that this movie has nothing to do with Ghajini. The script and treatment of the story are entirely different. The only resemblance would be the shaved head I portray for the character.
Having seen the trailers and songs, it is clear there’s more to the movie than your efforts to build and display six-pack abs. Tell us the variations you experimented with for this revenge story.
Before I speak about my experimentation, I would like to make it clear that it (Aindhu Aindhu Aindhu) is NOT a revenge story. We have packaged the trailer in this manner to surprise audiences when they come to theatres expecting a revenge plot. They will take some time to understand the genre, such is Sasi’s screenplay. 555 is full of surprises and it will entertain. The story is about Aravind, an IT company employee who is involved in a car accident after which his life changes diametrically. The plot then shows how he returns to his normal life. I can’t reveal any more. But this isn’t a story about love failure or revenge. After Sasi narrated the story, I did work on improvisations of my character which were supported and understood by him. He sure knows how much this film’s success means to me. It’s good to know that the trailer has created the intended impact.
During the audio launch, many people compared Aindhu Aindhu Aindhu to Ghajini. I trust that efforts have been made by your team not to make a movie resembling the blockbuster.
I strongly confirm that this movie has nothing to do with Ghajini. The script and treatment of the story are entirely different. The only resemblance would be the shaved head I portray for the character. I suggest that audiences should not imagine that this action thriller is like Ghajini. This is unique.
Do you get to romance both the gorgeous actresses?
Yes, of course (smiles)! Mirthika and Erica are excellent co-stars and I get to romance both of them in 555. They travel with me all along but they have played contrasting characters. Mirthika’s role is soft and innocent, while Ericka’s is strong and bold.
How did the music help showcase your strong dancing skills in Aindhu Aindhu Aindhu?
Actually, I have underplayed myself in the dance department while attempting to be different. Music by Simon has not been composed with my dancing skills in mind. This movie is not to promote my dance moves, since there is a lot more in the script to grab attention. But those who have seen the songs have appreciated my moves for taking up a different style. It’s nice to be recognised and appreciated when you do something experimental.
Aindhu Aindhu Aindhu is scheduled to release worldwide in July 2013.