UNSHAKABLE, UNMOVED, OUTSPOKEN AND UTOPIAN PRAKASH RAJ!
Posted date: 25/November/2009

So this is your third national award reaction from a super star! I fought for an award for you for ‘Kancheevaram’ at the panel discussion telephone call – Prakash Raj is totally unmoved with such aspersions. He knows pretty well where is traveling and what he is doing is right. The difficulty in making a film like ‘Kancheevaram’ at a cost of Rs.2 crores is not an easy joke when a director like Priyadarshan is taking Rs.3 crores, me Rs.1 crore, Cameraman 70 lakhs etc says Prakash Raj in his usual knowledgeable mood.

Going in to the zone of making ‘Kancheevaram’ was most important. 30 days I was out of the world and fit in to the making of the film where I have to do the 25 years saga of life. I did not sleep for four days to look pathetic; there was rain, dark night and various other challenges. For this going in to the zone of a particular job I remember what Sachin Tendulkar said in his match winning knock of 154 runs for India. ‘I wanted to bat but they stopped me from it’ that is the concentration and going in to the zone of his profession. He was asked this question as he reached 154 and the country got the win. Prakash Raj is known for giving such anecdotes to support his style and thinking.

What next after his dream project the first contribution to Kannada cinema after making it big? He is on bilingual ‘Payanam’ ala Kandhahar hijack drama of the yesteryears. The ‘Flight in to Fear’ book written the captain of the Kandhahar flight has interested Prakash Raj and he went in search of every human detail. He went to Thiurchi to talk to two couples who were part of the travel at the Kandhahar hijack and added his own stuff to his findings. This will be Rs.11 crore bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. After the flight take off from Chennai airport just within 15 minutes the drama starts and it has to be landed in Thirupathi the nearest airport. For Thirupathi Airport that is the main place of shoot he is setting up the similar airport at Ramoji Rao film city. Prakash Raj comes as personnel from PM’s office in this film.

‘I don’t want fans association’. I can’t lie; I cannot talk against to my consciousness. I am straightforward giving the titles of ‘Puli, Simha, dynamic’ is out of question in my case says Prakash Raj to a question. How does he pick the story for his Duet Movies? I pick persons not stories. The attitude of a person is what interests me. So even if there are 1000 persons I pick one person not the subject says Prakash Raj after the muhurt of his film ‘Naanu Nanna Kanasu’ at KSLTA Club on last Saturday.

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