Visaaranai villain to star in Baahubali: The Conclusion

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Feb 09, 2016 15:04 IST
Actor Ajay Ghosh played the menacing cop in Vetrimaran’s Tamil thriller Visaaranai. (AJAY-GHOSH-700518323376097/Facebook)

Recall the menacing cop, played by actor Ajay Ghosh, in Vetrimaran’s Tamil thriller Visaaranai? The actor will feature in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 as a dreaded dacoit.

“I play a character called bandipotu (dacoit) Veeraya, who is part of Anushka’s kingdom in the film. I have already completed shooting for five days in the Kerala schedule last month. I will join the sets again in March to shoot rest of my portion,” said Ajay.

Excited about being part of India’s biggest motion picture, he says he can’t wait to watch himself on the screen. “It’s a very interesting role. I am very excited and eager to know how audiences will receive it,” he said.

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In Vetrimaaran-directed Visaaranai, which released in theatres last week, Ajay played a conniving and sadistic police officer. Since the film’s release, he has been getting extremely positive feedback for his role.

“Although it is a negative character, people have accepted it wholeheartedly. When I watched the first show with my director and walked out, I feared I would be hated by all, but the exact opposite happened. I’m glad they all liked it,” he said.

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Ajay Ghosh said he had tears in his eyes even as he shot for the crucial scenes where he is thrashing the prisoners, the dummy batons notwithstanding. (AJAY-GHOSH-700518323376097/Facebook)

The film, which is partly based on Tamil novel Lock Up, deals with police brutality. It stars Dinesh, Murugadoss, Samuthirakani and Kishore in important roles.

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Ajay admits he was teary-eyed in the interrogation scenes. “I was in tears when I had to beat up Dinesh black and blue. Although we used dummy batons, the force with which it was used made me so uncomfortable. But we had to continue shooting, because these were crucial scenes of the film,” he said.

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