Kajol has said that Soundarya and Dhanush “lied” to her about her role in Velai Illa Pattadhari – 2, and the amount of Tamil she would have to speak, in order to sign her up for the film.
According to a very click-bait-y story in the Indian Express Kajol chose not to do Tamil films after Minsara Kanavu, because she was apprehensive about speaking in Tamil. She said that she found acting in an unfamiliar language difficult, and so stayed off doing more films, despite the success of Minsara Kanavu, and the offers that followed it. “I was very nervous before I accepted the film because it’s difficult to speak and act in another language. I remember thinking how Rajiv (Menon) gave me three pages of homework. We spent two hours everyday doing that homework, it was like boarding school all over again,” she’s quoted as saying.
However, she finally agreed to do VIP-2 because, “Dhanush and Soundarya came over and they lied through their teeth, saying, ‘You should do the film because you won’t have to speak Tamil at all.’”
“But they proved me wrong on the first day when I got a long script with two scenes and huge dialogues. I didn’t know what to do with it. They said, ‘At least try’,” she added.
Kajol also spoke about her experience of doing VIP-2: “They broke a lot of barriers in my head and I can’t thank them enough for that. For breaking a lot of myths in my head that I could speak and act in another language. It was a phobia which I got over with all their help. VIP has been one of the most professional experiences.”