Vijay TV Fame Kavin on his love for acting and the struggles he has faced in the industry
Actor Kavin is a popular face in television. After starring as Vettaiyan in Vijay TV‘s show Saravanan Meenatchi, Kavin went on to host Kings of Dance (season 2) in the same channel. Kavin’s entry in Kollywood has been by appearing in minor roles in films such as Indru Netru Naalai and Sathriyan. His first film as the main lead in a film is Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma. In an exclusive chat with DGZ Media, we spoke to the actor about his stint with serials, his future projects and why he believes that he is surrounded by good people.
Your film Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma was completed long ago and didn’t release as per schedule. Is that true?
Yes, it is. It’s been two years, and we’ve been waiting for the film to release. In 2016 we started filming it, and it’s 2018 now. We actually started going for promotions in July, but it didn’t release. My involvement in the film is so much that I was there till the film got a censor certificate. I am glad I have a close circle of friends to support me right from the beginning. It is a blessing to have good friends. Music director Dharan is an extreme pillar of strength, he is a very talented and a good person who helped me throughout the film. Choreographer Sathish deserves all the praises. He has encouraged us and rooted for us. He has worked with big actors like Ajith and Vijay, he was humble enough to motivate us. I am touched and humbled by this support these big people have helped.
During the two year wait, I also worked on Sathriyan (2017), directed by S.R.Prabhakaran which starred Vikram Prabhu. It was a big banner film so I was happy to work on it. When I gave feedback for the film, he took it immediately. He liked my honesty, I am looking forward to teaming up with S.R.Prabhakaran in the future.
How were you approached for this role?
The director, Shiva and I knew each other since our days in Vijay TV. He prepared the script back then. After I got the reach of my serial from Saravanan Meenatchi, I decided to become an actor. Most of what happened in the film happened in the director’s life. I was initially skeptical but then decided to take the plunge.
Did you always want to be an actor?
During my days in Loyola, I took part in an RJ hunt contest for an FM Channel. I have judged the most creative talent there, so since then, I decided that I have something in me so I pursued my interest further. I first began acting in short films, I got feedback that I was acting well. I then joined an acting workshop, after that, I juggled between auditioning for films and hosting events.
How was it working with an established heroine like Remya Nambeesan?
It was amazing. Although I am a newcomer, she was very kind to me. She is a professional.
The main difference between working on a serial and a film?
A serial script is bound to change as per the feedback and ratings we receive. In serial we shoot up to four scenes one day. But films aren’t like that. Sometimes, we end up shooting one scene the whole day for films. When you are working in films, you also tend to check your own work and give feedback. The film set is a very tensed atmosphere, once one of them smiles, we know something is going right.