Actor Vishal is known for his signature action style and impressive physical stunts – a fact greatly appreciated because the young star rarely uses stunt doubles or ‘dupes’. However, this no ounches pulled, ‘what you see is what you get’ attitude has landed him in trouble as he was seriously injured performing a stunt during the shooting of his new movie Poojai, directed by Hari.
Vishal, it seems, was following the directions of stunt coordinator Kanal Kannan when he cut his hand in massive way requiring no less than 22 stitches. But this is not what’s shocking – what’s shocking is the fact that the tough guy that he is, he returned to the set without much delay to continue shooting.
Well, kudos to Vishal for being a thorough professional when, in an industry that caters to every need of a leading man, he could just as easily have blown the whole thing out of proportion and quite justifiably played the ‘diva’ card.
He is coming of the success and general warm reception to his latest flick Naan Sigappu Manithan which had the unique premise of an action/revenge movie set against the backdrop of a sleep disorder (narcolepsy) – something that had previously never before been spoken about in Kollywood.
Poojai stars Shruthi Hassan in the lead female role and also has veteran actor Sathyaraj playing a pivotal character.