Daniel Balaji as gangster in Gautham’s next

Daniel Balaji as gangster in Gautham’s next

Daniel Balaji

Gautham Menon’s association with Daniel Balaji goes back a long way. Daniel first worked with Menon in Kaakha Kaakha, Daniel Balaji 1following which he played one of the lead antagonists in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. Recently, too, Daniel was seen in a cameo in Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal. Now, the latest we hear is that the actor is playing a gangster in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada/Sahasame Swasaga Sagipo, which is being directed by Gautham Menon.

Talking about the film, Daniel says, “As I have known Gautham for a long time now, there is no formal conversation between us. He called me one day and said, ‘Machan, there is a role, just come.’ I have blind faith in Gautham, so, I, too, agreed to come on board. There is a kind of magic that he creates for each role. In this film, I play a gangster. What makes this one different from other gangster roles that I have played earlier, is that this one’s a got a new look. I play a guy, who is around 40-50 years old. I sport a salt-and-pepper look and had to put on a lot of weight for this role. I speak Hindi and Telugu for the Tamil version, and while the Telugu version will have me speaking Hindi and Tamil dialogues.”

Daniel adds that Gautham has extended his role and will be shooting the remaining portions shortly. “I am very comfortable working with him. Some of my portions are yet to be shot. I am looking forward to
this film.”

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