I`m an actor, not comedian: Sivaji

Chennai: Sivaji, known for his work in films such as ‘Missamma’, ‘Ammayi Bagundi’ and ‘Ayyare’, likes to be called an actor rather than a comedian.

"An actor should be open to do all kinds of roles. Since I do more comedy roles, that doesn`t make me any less of an actor. Comedy also involves acting with a good timing for humour," Sivaji told IANS.

In his 15-year-long stint in showbiz, he has acted in over 50 films and mostly played roles with a comic side.

He says that he chose to do comedy because "it appeals to all category of the audience, but not because I can`t act".

Sivaji, who has done some negative roles too, claims that viewers like his performance irrespective of the role he plays.

"The audience loved my character in `Aadanthe Ado Type`, which portrayed me in a negative role because they liked my performance. Had I been viewed only as a comedian, people would`ve hated that role," Sivaji added.

His next release is Telugu revenge-drama ‘Gurudu’, which will release in the first week of December.

Are you doing any roles with negative shades in the future?

"In my next film after ‘Gurudu’, I`ll be seen playing a negative role. I`m sure the audience will love it because I put my heart and soul in every role I do," he said.