Yogi Babu-The hottest comedian of Tamil cinema in conversation


Yogi Babu is the current hotshot comedian in Tamil cinema, as he is acting with Thalapathy Vijay in his yet-untitled film with AR Murugadoss, playing the lead comedian in Thala Ajith’s Viswasam and his recent duet number with Nayanthara in Kolamaavu Kokila is a huge hit.

Yogi says that he has completed 100 films mainly because he is not someone who demands exorbitant remuneration and needless luxury like the caravan. Yogi Babu had minor roles in Vijay and Ajith’s previous films but he has been now promoted to the lead comedian in their upcoming films with Murugadoss and Siva respectively.

“I had acted with Vijay sir in Jilla and Theri but both my scenes were chopped off. I acted with him again in Mersal and during the release, thought my scenes would have been trimmed but final cut had my portions. But they can’t trim my portions in Thalapathy 62 as I’m traveling throughout Vijay sir in the film”, said Yogi Babu.

Viswasam is Yogi’s 100th film in Tamil cinema. “Ajith sir asked Siva sir to give a detailed character in his films and as a result, Viswasam happened. Previously I appeared in one scene in both Veeram and Vedalam. Really glad to know that my 100th film is Viswasam”, added Yogi Babu.

Talking about the viral hit song Kalyana Vayasu, Yogi said that one fine day the Kolamaavu Kokila’s director Nelson called him for a song shoot. “I was shocked and surprised to know that there is a song between me and Nayanthara madam who paired with Thala and Thalapathy. Actually, Nayanthara madam encouraged me to be not subtle and perform with my usual body language. She wanted this song to be a big hit”, said Yogi Babu who is working 24*7 as he has to shoot for almost every film in Kollywood.

Thalapathy Vijay, Murugadoss and many producers in the industry have appreciated Yogi Babu for his comical performance in the Kalyana Vayasu song in Kolamaavu Kokila. While Yogi has no complaint on the self-deprecating humor, he says big ‘No’ to double meaning dialogues and adult comedy films.

There is an allegation that Kalyana Vayasu is lifted from Sannan’s Don’t Lie but Anirudh has clarified it later with his tweet “5.5+Million Views in 4 days, 165K+Likes and still Trending at Number 1 Truly Grateful for this Support! And for the lack of awareness, I work with a lot of music producers worldwide and this beat is licensed from @beatsbymantra”, posted Anirudh.

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