'Happy to act in 100% adult content'

By Santhosh Mathevan Published on May 03, 2018 04:20 PM IST

Chennai: After two consecutive movies of the same genre, director-actor duo Santhosh P Jayakumar and Gautham Karthik have jointly admitted that they are going to pause from working on adult comedy movies.

Speaking to News Today, the filmmaker and the actor elaborate on their journey of shaping up Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu (IAMK).

Excerpts from the interview.

Q: Are you not criticised for making adult comedy movies?

A: Why should this genre not exist in the industry? There is nothing wrong in making such movies. There are a lot of adult comedy made around the globe and they are accepted by the audience. So, we have explored this genre despite having criticisms.

Q: How will IAMK affect the cultural values in our society?

A: Anything becomes over hyped or violated only if it is forbidden. For instance, when a father stops a child from watching a glamorous song in the TV and sends him away, it will automatically induce an interest in the child to watch such songs. On the other hand, if the father treats that song like any other normal song, the child will not see it as a taboo. So, we are trying to break that social taboo.

Q: How do you handle negative comments?

A: No one can do a movie that will satisfy 100 per cent audience. When we made Hara Hara Mahadevaki, there were both negative and positive reviews. We did not take negative comments seriously.

Q: Will you both come together for another adult movie?

A: No. We have decided not to make adult movies for some time. It might push us into a stereotype. We both want to explore other genres. But we will unite for making action, adventure and rom-com genres.

Q: How much of adult content can be seen in this movie?

A: If Hara Hara Mahadevaki  had 40 per cent of adult content, this movie will have 100 per cent. There is also a horror line.


Q: Is Arya playing a cameo?

A: Actually, Arya's presence in the movie is accidental. Both my movies Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu and Ghajinikanth were shot in Bangkok at the same time. Arya mistakenly came to IAMK set, while shooting for Ghajinikanth. We asked him to do a cameo in a song, which he readily accepted.