After your first film Arindum Ariyamalum, why did you stop acting?
I was more interested in production than acting. As I am not in India permanently, I plan to do it at my own pace.
It shouldn't be difficult to produce films, if you have the money.
Coming to India and producing a movie is not easy. Not only keeping the accounts, every aspect of filmmaking has to be taken care of as well. I am happy that I have been able to produce not one but three films. My fourth production, Narthagi, is getting ready.
You've acted in all your productions, including the recent one Narthagi?
Yes, all are small but good roles. As I told you, I'm not very much interested in acting, so I'm not concentrating on it. Basically, I am a radio jockey in Malaysia. I've been working for THR Raga, a popular station there, from the day of its inception, 10 years ago. It has been a great experience and I love talking to my fans.
You don't want to do major roles in films…
If I get good roles, I would; but it will be on my own terms. Do you think women are the most exploited in the film industry?
If you asked me this a few years ago, I would have said ‘Yes'. But now things have changed and nobody can cheat the other person. Everybody knows what is happening in the industry; everything has become transparent now.
Acting, production… will direction follow next?
As I don't know anything about direction, I will certainly not venture into it.