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Premgi Amaren: Its In My Jathagam

Premgi Amaren attributes his accidental career as a comedian to his horoscope. “It is in my jathagam, I think (laughs). But honestly, I am not a comedian. When people see me, they laugh at my mannerism or dialogues. But I am not like a Vadivelu or Santhanam. I don’t have a team like they do. My brother knows how to use me in his films, which is why I guess it works for his films. But sadly that chemistry didn’t sync with other directors. After the first part, I did act in a few films like Santosh Subramaniam, Thozha and Sathyam. But I realised that people don’t laugh at my jokes in those films. But the situation changed again when I did Saroja, Goa, Mankatha, Biriyani and Masss. At one point, I decided I will not act in other directors’ films. I took a break and didn’t take up any film offers. Later, anna advised me that I should do movies and earn some money (laughs). So, I have taken up a few films now.”


Premgi also confessed to not having any major goals. “I don’t have any aims or goals. If I get an opportunity to do music for a film, I will take it up as it is close to my heart. Like I mentioned earlier, I will be taking acting offers, too. Though I love music, acting offers one a lot more money. I have no director aspirations as it involves a lot of work. From writing the script to seeing your film in the theatre — it is a long process. As of now, I am happy doing both — music and acting,”

Premgi will next be seen in Simba with actor Bharath. His last release was Chennai 600028: Second Innings.