Chennai: Ashok Selvan, set to enthrall audiences as a lead actor for the first time in upcoming Tamil horror-thriller `Pizza 2: Villa`, says he worked with a young team in the movie, which was both challenging and inspiring.
Ashok made his cinematic debut as one of the leads in the recent Tamil blockbuster `Soodhu Kavvum`.
"Our film features a very young team. We encountered so many challenges as a team but we always stuck together. One of our biggest challenges was to shoot in a 200-year-old villa. We were chasing a deadline and were left with several scenes to be completed but we still didn`t give up," Ashok said.
"We shot non-stop for a few days and managed to complete the remaining portion of the shoot. Even though it was physically exhausting to shoot without sleep, we did it as a team. We inspired each other in the process and worked hard towards a common goal," said the 24-year-old.
The film is directed by young techie-turned-director Deepan Chakravarthy. It also features Sanchita Shetty, Nassar and S.J. Suryah in important roles.
Ashok says the `Pizza 2: Villa` offer came as a shock.
"I couldn`t come to terms with it, when I was selected to play the lead in the film. I had just played a full length funny character in my debut and this was a shock of sorts for me. I wondered how my mother and friends would react to the news!" he said.
Produced by C.V. Kumar, the film is slated to release soon.