Radio jockey turned actor-filmmaker RJ Balaji is riding the high wave after the stunning response to his third directorial, Veetla Vishesham, which opened in theatres worldwide last week. An official remake of the smash hit 2018 Bollywood film, Badhaai Ho, the Tamil version also stars Soorarai Pottru heroine Aparna Balamurali and veteran actors Sathyaraj, Urvashi, and the late K. P. A. C. Lalitha, and has been produced by Boney Kapoor, with love and praise being showered by fans and critics everywhere. With Veetla Vishesham basking in massive critical glory and strong audience feedback, RJ Balaji interacted with media persons on Wednesday evening during the film's thanksgiving meet, while revealing about his meeting 'Thalapathy' Vijay earlier this year and also narrating a story to the Tamil superstar.
- Intense and emotional trailer for Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect | Simran | Suriya
- Deepika Padukone to appear in a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan and Atlee's Jawan - Latest BUZZ!
- Venkat Prabhu-Naga Chaitanya's film brings on board South Indian sensation Krithi Shetty - OFFICIAL!
- INSPIRATIONAL: 'Thalapathy' Vijay's manager pens a heartfelt birthday wish - Check out what he had to say!
Speaking about the meeting, RJ Balaji started off by saying, "I got a huge opportunity to narrate a story to Vijay sir on January 27 and I will always look back on the time I spent with him. I only got to talk to him for 40 minutes even though I had around two months prior to prepare for the meeting and I ended up narrating only the one-liner of the story I had for him. He liked the idea very much and said, 'I want to do a comedy film or a family story like Mookuthi Amman, but this is big in scale.' To tell you all the truth, he was a little taken aback when I told him that I would need a year to finish writing the complete story."
RJ Balaji then went on to reveal Vijay's response to his suggestion of needing a year's time to complete the pre-production work and said, "It came as a surprise to Vijay sir when I told him that I had taken around five months to work on Veetla Visesham. I informed him that the responsibility would get even bigger if I were to direct a big star like him. Vijay sir said that I could pitch in more ideas whenever I felt like I wanted to, but I clarified with him that I will even wait till Thalapathy 77 or 87."