National award winning director Bala announced his first full-fledged comedy
entertainer Avan Ivan. This is the first time director Bala, who is famous for
his serious and dark subjects, is trying his hand at comedy. The film narrates
the story of two siblings; earlier, real life brothers Suriya-Karthi and
Jiiva-Ramesh were considered for the two main leads. But finally Arya and Vishal
Both Arya and Vishal have tonsured their heads for this film. The actors also
avoided public appearance to keep their looks secret. Reportedly Vishal plays
the role of a transgender in the film, which is expected to elevate him to the
next level in acting.
Vishal recently spoke about the reason behind introducing him as a squint-eyed
character in the movie. After observing Vishal's initial acting, director Bala
complained about his urban mannerisms and body language, which were unsuitable
for the character.
Bala also wanted Vishal's character to appear unattractive and planned to
introduce a squint eye. Vishal added that the role became very popular after the
promotional materials of the movie were released. Though Vishal takes pride in
his role, he said that he had undergone great pains to imitate a squint eye,
which left him with intense eye pain and headaches after the filming. The film
is expected to grace theatres on May 20, 2011.