I Am Not A Pan-Indian Actor, I Am Just An Actor: Sethupathi

Tue Feb 07 2023 19:39:26 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Vijay Sethupathi is one of the best actors in this country and he has acted in a wide variety of roles. He did movies in Tamil and Telugu already and he is currently busy promoting the release of his Hindi web-series titled 'Farzi' which is coming out on 10th February. This crime thriller has Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi playing the lead roles while noted actors like Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon, Bhuvan Arora, Regina Cassandra and others play key roles.

Sethupathi is being called a pan-Indian actor these days because he is getting famous all over the nation but the '96' actor made it clear that he does not being called like that. In an interview, he said, "No sir, I am an actor. I am not comfortable with that pan-India statement. Sometimes that gives pressure also. I am just an actor and no need to put a label under this. So, that's enough. I want to do every language film. I want to do a Bengali film, a Gujarati film. So if I get the chance, I'll go and work there."

Even his co-star Raashi Khanna said the same. She stated, "Not at all. I don't like it. We are all actors first and why divide? I don't think it comes from us as actors wanting to be called pan India. It's probably just the people who are sort of putting it out there...None of us like the term. I think it's more divisional, like why are you diving us? We have already been divided into Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood. Now suddenly it's the north and the south. On top of that, there's another category pan India. Why are we categorizing things?"

Not just these two but Dulquer Salman too previously said that he dislikes this term. He said, "The word pan-India really irks me. I just don't like hearing it. I love that there is so much exchange of talent happening in cinema, it's great, but we are one country. I don't think anyone says pan-America. I don't get it, even though they say it sweetly."