I give my heart and soul to the film I am making and when it doesn’t work, it hurts. But I move on because a filmmaker’s life is like that. See when it rains, you are delighted for a few seconds, and then the practical side of it takes over, worrying about getting wet and catching a cold. I am trying to live my life in those few seconds. There’s no point in getting scared. You do what you want to do, and as long as you like what you’re doing, people will relate to it.
This is Selvaraghavan for you, there are so many filmmakers who can give blockbusters who can create records but there are only few filmmakers who can make an impact on a personal level, and give you something to cherish in life, Selvaraghavan belongs to the latter category.
Today we present you a heartwarming letter written by Selvaraghavan to his younger self, which I assure you will give you hope to achieve something in life.
Selvaraghavan’s letter to his youngerself, take a look
Dear selva (age 14)
The world is laughing at you about the way you look, because of your handicap, the lack of an eye. Where ever you go people stare at you or mock you. Every night you cry about it. Sometimes ask God “why me? Why did you take my eye?” But don’t worry selva. In exactly 10 years you will write and direct a blockbuster hit that will change your life forever. The same world will keep looking at you but not with mocking derision but with respect and admiration. In the next ten years you will make movies that will go down in tamizh cinema history as trend setting cult classics. People will call you a “genius”. When people look at you now, they don’t see that eye that has haunted you for so much of your young life. They see a man who made a difference to their lives with his movies. So dear boy. Be brave. If God takes something precious from you he will give it back to you in abundance. So cheer up. Smile for photographs (I’m not able to find a single one of you smiling) because in the years to come there will be many pictures being taken of you!