Batting for more roles
Sathya NJ is a costume designer who turned actor so he could play cricket
Costume designer Sathya NJ, who has worked in over 30 films, including Bairavaa and Kathi Sandai, has been interested in acting for quite a while now. Having done small roles in Jeeva, Vetrivel and Kidaari, he’s now looking forward to playing meatier character roles. “I pursued my dream of being a costume designer and became one. Now, to realise my dad’s dream of making me a cricketer, I’ve turned an actor,” he says. He explains, “I think it will help me be a part of the Celebrity Cricket League. This is why I started to act. They tell me that I should have played small characters in at least seven films.”
Sathya is now a part of AAA, Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam, and Irumbu Thirai. “I enjoyed being a part of AAA the most. I am hopeful of getting more opportunities once the film releases this Friday,” he says.
His dream is to act with Vijay. “He figured out that I was interested in acting when I was working with him in Bairavaa. He’s one of the reasons why I am part of films today. He’s an extremely chilled out and encouraging personality. He has told me, ‘Everyone is acting. Nee future-la kandipa nalla varuva.’”