After nearly 17 years in the industry, actor Dhanush says he would not be able to survive if he starts taking it for granted. The Maari star says an actor is always striving to give what the audience wants. “You’ll get kicked in your face. You cannot afford to snooze, not even a bit. You have to be updated, on your toes, always thinking what to do, what people want. That’s the million dollar question: what people want from your films and you. If only you can master that, things would be easier and simpler,” Dhanush said in an interview.
The 35-year-old actor believes as an artiste, it is important to work hard as there are many talented people who can replace those who are lazy. “You cannot afford to be lazy. There are always so much better talent out there to replace you.” Contrary to common perception, Dhanush says, even a star cannot get away with a bad film and has to constantly adapt to the changing times.
“Content has always been the king. The taste has changed, perception of quality has changed, but that doesn’t mean they ever accepted a film just because it has a big star,” he adds.The actor is currently gearing up for the release of his first international project The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.Dhanush said he took the film as an opportunity to get out of his comfort zone. “I was looking forward to learn and unlearn, understand how things work there. I am not very fluent with the language, that was the only block I had in mind. Other than that, there was no pressure.”