Why did Arvind Swamy quit film: If you start your film career at the age of 20 with stalwarts of cinema like Rajinikanth and Mammootty in a Mani Ratnam film, you are on a good road ahead. let’s hope. And then, when your next few releases include two all-India hits, you are tagged as a rising superstar. Hence, many people cannot imagine that such an actor would leave films before the age of 30 to focus on business. But this Tamil star of the 90s did just that and then went on to build a huge business empire before making a successful comeback in films. You will not believe on hearing but it is true. He is a South star Arvind Swami who was battling paralysis among everyone at one time and so he left acting and turned to business but after years made a great comeback.
In 1991, at the age of 20, Arvind Swamy made his film debut in Mani Ratnam’s Thalapathy, where he played a character inspired by Arjuna from the Mahabharata. She acted in Ratnam’s two big national hits – Roja in 1992 and Bombay in 1995. Not only the story line of these films but also the songs were well liked. The success of these films firmly established him as a star. His stardom and acting credentials saw a further rise when he starred opposite Kajol in the 1997 National Award-winning film Minsaara Kanavu.
After this Arvind Swami made his Bollywood debut with Juhi Chawla in ‘Saat Rang Ke Sapne’. During that time, he was being considered as the natural successor of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in Tamil cinema but this could not happen.
Actually, Arvind Swami left acting at the age of 30 and he was suffering from paralysis. By the late 90s, his films were not doing well at the box office. Some of his films as the lead actor were shelved, including Mahesh Bhatt’s film with Aishwarya Rai and Anupam Kher’s directorial debut with Amitabh Bachchan. Then, two of his films took years to make.
Seeing his declining career, Arvind Swamy stopped acting in films after 2000. After this he started handling his father’s business. He focused on working at V D Swamy & Company and later at Interpro Global. He had already become a successful businessman in the early 2000s, in 2005 he established his most successful venture till date.
Arvind Swami met with an accident in 2005, due to which his leg became partially paralyzed and it took about 4-5 years for its treatment. He had to deal with pain for a long time. Let us tell you that just before his injury, Swamy had founded Talent Maximus, a company engaged in payroll processing and temporary staffing in India. According to several market tracking portals like Rocketreach, the revenue of Talent Maximus in 2022 was $ 418 million (Rs 3300 crore). Despite the pain, Swamy continued to be involved in the running of the company.
In 2013, after more than a decade of his sabbatical, Swamy was convinced by his mentor Mani Ratham to return to films with his project Kadal. The actor started working again but in his second innings he became very selective. Subsequently in 2021, he also returned to Bollywood when he played the role of MG Ramachandran in the Tamil-Hindi bilingual Thalaivi opposite Kangana Ranaut. Swamy also made his directorial debut in 2021 with one of the stories in the Netflix anthology Navrasa.
Now Swamy has not one but 3 projects. She was last seen in Naga Chaitanya’s custody but the film could not do much. He will next be seen in Naragasooran, Kallapart and Sathuranga Vettai 2 but for the time being these films have been delayed.
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