Taking part in the audio launch function of director Arivazhagan‘s upcoming crime thriller Kuttram 23, Jayam Ravi said, ” Arun Vijay anna is family and he had told me repeatedly to not forget that I had to be a part of this audio launch function. My film unit on the other hand had also informed me that we would be shooting today. I was in a dilemma as I wanted to be present at both places.”
“I had to think how to handle this problem for a while. Initially, I thought I’d tell my director that I was down with fever and therefore wouldn’t be able to make it today. Then, I felt overwhelmed by guilt that I wasn’t being true to my profession. After a while, another idea struck me, ‘What if I told them that I had injured myself?’ But then, they would ask me how I sustained those injuries as I have been working with them all these days. Finally, after breaking my head over it for a long time, I decided I’d tell the director the truth and seek permission to be here.
“When I told my director that I wanted some time off to be present at this function of Arun Vijay anna, the director said, ‘ By all means, please go to the function. We are only shooting in the night.’ I had, without knowing that we were shooting in the night, been unnecessarily worrying as to how I should make it to both places.”