“Gautham Menon’s portrayal of characters are unique. When he approached me to play the antagonist in Joshua, I had no second thoughts. Be it Pandya in Kaakha Kaakha or Amudhan and Ilamaaran in Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu, they had an equal part to play in the film. They were on a par with their respective heroes. I have played roles with negative shades before, so I was up for this,” he says. Starting his career as a child artiste to playing a hero in films like the Kazhugu franchise or Yaamiruka Bayamey, Krishna says that his ego did not hurt him when was asked to play a villain.
“Why would I have an ego? I am someone who has always experimented with different genres of films. Before this I played the villain to Arjun in Nibunan. An artiste should be open to experiment with different characters too. I would never shy away from doing this in future too. Ego should be used in a positive way and onlywherever necessary. Once, I was asked to dub for another artiste and I turned it down. It is because the voice belongs to me and I wouldn’t lend it for another person,” he explains.
Back to Joshua, the story predominantly takes place in the US. Krishna clarifies that he plays a local thug. “That is another beauty of GVM films. His villains could be from here. They still carry a swag and are cool characters. That is my character in Joshua,” he concludes.