'Thalapathy' Vijay's Varisu is on track for a massive Pongal release in January 2023 and promotions are already underway for the upcoming family entertainer directed by Vamshi Paidipally. The film produced by Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations will also feature a huge supporting cast that includes names like Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Khushbu Sundar, SJ Suryah, Shaam, Yogi Babu, Ganesh Venkatraman, Sangeetha Krish, Srikanth, and Bigg Boss 4 fame Samyuktha Shanmughanathan to name a notable few. With promotions for Varisu already underway, actor Ganesh Venkatraman recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Galatta to speak about his role in the film, while also sharing an interesting detail about Vijay and how he never uses his mobile phone on the sets during the shooting. 

Speaking about the Varisu shooting, Ganesh Venkatraman stated, "I noticed one thing while observing Vijay anna for 3-4 days, and not on a single day did I see him using a phone. I don't have mine now, which is because of the good influence of Vijay anna. I'll tell you why. So, when I saw that he doesn't have a phone, it made me wonder how he can stay like that. I decided to ask him one day and he said he'll check his phone in the morning, at lunch maybe, and in the evening he'll be on his phone. In between why the need to use the phone on the sets was his reply, which left me speechless." 

Ganesh Venkatraman then explained what Vijay would do on the sets instead and said, "He'll be seated casually on his chair and observing everything such as the shot the light-man is setting up, what the director is doing, what the artiste is doing in the background. There's a word called situational awareness where you're aware of everything that's happening and he's very relaxed. It's more so like a relaxed intensity and he knows what's happening everywhere. And, I think that is the energy, when they say 'action', it translates and you see him do so many things because he knows the reason behind a particular shot that has been set up, how the camera is going to move, where the lights are, what his co-stars are going to do, he just knows. I think that concentration enables him to manifest his energy. In a creative profession, that is absolutely important. I realized then how that's the process. I could see the change because, in 4-5 days when I stopped taking out my phone, I realized that the distraction causes my energy to get drained. We'll have to go into that state of mind and again we'll have to disconnect. So, it really helped and I'm actually following that in my other films as well. So, that's one takeaway I'm following from Vijay anna."

Watch Ganesh Venkatraman reveal more Varisu shooting secrets in the video below: