Here’s a throwback interview of Vignesh Shivan with galatta where he spoke about the first time he met Nayan, the trolls he receives and marriages plans:
When he met Nayan:
“I’m very happy and proud to know a such a person. Very inspiring character. She has come across difficult situations, braving it all. I’m not sure if I’ll have her confidence level. She’s a very strong human being.” Vignesh Shivan had directed ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’ after four years and he was super nervous working with her.
“Therefore, I hesitated to approach her with acting suggestions. I was also warned earlier by others that she’s a very professional actor and wouldn’t want her time to be wasted,” he said.
He further added, “Only those close to her will know her true self. She’s a very normal person. Mostly they only discuss her past relationships. But having gone through so much, she’s now numb and has moved on. If you get to know the real person, you will only have respect and love. Anyone who gets to know her will like her, she’s such a person.”
Vignesh Shivan has been trolled so much ever since his relationship with Nayan. As unfortunate as it is, he says he has learned to live with it. But he admits that it affects him deeply everytime. “Trolling has become the norm. I don’t understand what kind of happiness they gain from posting such comments. Why would you hurt someone you don’t even know? I’d like to understand what goes on in their mind. Why does someone think and behave like that?”
“You may act like you’re not hurt by such comments. You may behave as if you’ve not seem them. But invariably you end up seeing such hate and it affects you. That is unavoidable. It takes time to practise ignoring such negativity. You try to become numb and you learn to ignore,” he stated.
On his wedding plans with Nayan:
He said, “You should ask Nayanthara about her wedding plans, I may have to ask my mother on mine.”