Santhanam has played friend to so many heroes in so many movies, helping them win over the hearts of the heroines. Now, director Sundar C has made this typical Santhanam character official in UTV Motion Pictures’ Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. “I’m a love guru in the film and my character is the fulcrum of the plot,” says Santhanam on his role in the film. His character is called Mokia, and his motto “connecting people”. “The role has come out so well and I hope there will be people who get inspired and make a career out of this idea,” he quips.
His character helps the film’s lead Siddharth in his efforts to woo Hansika but changes colour in the second half. “After the interval, I try to undo all my plans and keep them separated,” the actor reveals. The character will have comic lines and punches that everyone expects from Santhanam and the comedian says that he is 200 per cent satisfied with this film.
This is the first time he has acted with Siddharth, and Santhanam says that he was surprised with his sense of humour. “His character is an ‘ammanji’ who turns into a stylish dude by the film’s end and Siddharth has brought about the change beautifully,”