In the world of Indian cinema, Vijay Sethupathi has emerged as a refreshing force, transcending traditional Bollywood norms. As anticipation builds for his upcoming Sriram Raghavan film alongside Katrina Kaif, Sethupathi reflects on his journey, navigating the Bollywood landscape, and confronting body-shaming.
Known for his genuine and relatable appearance, Sethupathi admits that the newfound appreciation for his looks serves as an energy drink while talking to indianexpress.com.However, he recalls facing body-shaming in both Bollywood and the Tamil film industries. Despite the challenges, he finds solace in the acceptance he receives from audiences, expressing gratitude for being embraced as himself.

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As Sethupathi makes strides in Bollywood with projects like ‘Jawan’ and ‘Farzi,’ he acknowledges the unfamiliar aspects that come with working in Hindi cinema. Despite being the go-to actor for robust roles, he admits to grappling with the additional layers that accompany fame.
Fans, for Sethupathi, are more than admirers; their unwavering love acts as a potent source of motivation. He believes that genuine appreciation from audiences indicates he’s moving in the right direction.
The actor’s journey into Bollywood, once uncharted territory for him, has been marked by recognition and a growing fan base. Initially humble and unnoticed during visits for ‘Mumbaikar’ and ‘Gandhi Talks,’ Sethupathi now experiences the joy of fans approaching him to discuss his films and roles.

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However, amidst the accolades, the actor reveals a vulnerability — he is conscious of his fashion choices, particularly his preference for simple casuals and “chappals” at high-profile events. Sethupathi acknowledges the impact of public perception on him, occasionally feeling self-conscious about his unpretentious style.
Addressing his Bollywood career, Sethupathi adopts a pragmatic approach, focusing on one film at a time. He emphasizes the importance of commercial success, understanding that it attracts producers and ensures that his stories reach a broad audience. His criteria for success are clear: a hit film resonates with the majority of viewers.

Reflecting on the unpredictability of his artistic journey, Sethupathi values spontaneity over rigid plans. His foray into Bollywood was marked by surprises, such as working with Sriram Raghavan and featuring alongside Katrina Kaif in ‘Merry Christmas.’ Sethupathi cherishes the unpredictability of the industry, finding joy in the unexpected opportunities that arise.

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