If you mention Rajnikanth, even a small child knows him. Now if you mention, Thilana Thilana song, even a small child will know it is Raj Mrk. Raj Mrk’s Dubsmash video of Thilana Thilana song from Muthu has gone viral worldwide. LaysaLaysa.com caught this Dubsmash Artiste for an exclusive interview.
Describe yourself in three words.
I am Raj Mrk. I’m from Nilgiris District.
I am confident, reliable and easy going person.
Tell us about your Dubsmash videos. When did it start?
It’s been always a dream for me to become an actor and I have been trying sincerely for 5 years but my efforts remain unanswered. Then I saw few Dubsmash videos which gave me the motivation to showcase my skills. After releasing my videos, fortunately many started liking it and started supporting me. So it all started a year back.
How is the response so far for your Dubsmash videos?
I didn’t expect so much love and support from Singapore, Malaysia and other countries. I am very happy with the response.
Vikatan did an article about me and later I started working there. Vikatan is a great platform to showcase my talents and I am making good use of it.
Thilana Thilana Dubsmash video elevated me to the next level. Many sent me gifts from all over the world.
Aditya channel called me as their guest and I was very happy to be a part of it as well.
How did the film celebrities respond to your Dubsmash videos?
Actor Shakthi Vasudevan – He called me and appreciated my efforts. He also invited me for dinner.
Director Viknesh Sivan – He told me that he is my fan when I met him.
Director Pa. Ranjith – His assistant called and conveyed Director Pa. Ranjith’s wishes to me.
I am very grateful for their encouragements.
How do you handle negative comments for your Dubsmash videos?
Negative comments, I receive from those around me. They would say I can’t shine as an actor if I take up the mannerisms of Superstar Rajnikanth. Sometimes, I feel discouraged but later I will take it as positive comments. All negative comments will uplift you further.
How much time do you spend in creating Dubsmash videos?
It takes about 20 to 30 mins for each Dubsmash video.
What do you consider most challenging about acting?
It might look easy when you see my Dubsmash videos. Actually I need to put in lots of efforts for each line. I need to show the right feelings. After doing the Dubsmash video, I will show to my close friends for reviewing. If they feel, it is good I will publish online.
Once as per my friends suggestions, I tried to do a Dubsmash Video of Madhavan and Vikram. The comments were not so good. My friends felt the video was like Superstar Rajnikanth singing the song. I gave up the idea.
Who are the actors you most admire?
It is always Thalaivar Super Star Rajnikanth. The moment I hear his name, goosebumps are guaranteed. He is my Guru. What I am now, is because of him. The love and support I get is because of the love the fans have for him.
I hope one day our Superstar will watch my Dubsmash videos and will bless me.
Thalaivar always rock.
What are your future plans?
My future plan is to become an actor. As an actor I hope to satisfy everybody. I am waiting for the right script. If the chance arises, I will make good use of it.
Do you have any plans for any short/feature films locally and internationally?
Yes, I have already done 2 short films. The second short film I did was with Vikatan and the reach out was good. Short films showcase my talents.
Vikatan plays an important role in my career growth and I am very thankful for it.
I will also take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supporting me all this while.
Laysalaysa.com wishes him all the best.