Kannada actor Prem Kumar debuted as a hero with the movie Prana in 2004, but it is his second film Nenapirali, which catapulted him to stardom. He won lot of accolades besides bagging a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. With its huge success, he is mononymously known as Nenapirali Prem. Then onwards, there is no looking back for this talented actor. His last outing Charminar has become a big hit at the Box Office.
Charged up by this success, the actor is now gearing up to release his next movie Chandra, which features Shriya Saran opposite him. As a part of its promotion, he walked into the Oneindia office recently. In a candid chat, he spoke about the shooting and highlights of Chandra and his upcoming movies. Here are excerpts from Prem Kumar's interview.
What made you accept the movie Chandra?
It is obviously the story, which is interesting and has different shades. Secondly, Roopa Iyer is a very creative director and I realised it when she narrated the story and her plans about the production of the film.
What is your role in Chandra?
I'm playing a singer and classical-music teacher, who is also interested in Ayurvedic medicine and does a research in Himalaya. It is more like manly-action oriented movie about a complete man.
How was your shooting experience? Would you like to share any special memory with us?
I had a wonderful experience on the sets of Chandra and there are several memories to share with. Each and every day on the set was a learning experience for me. I would like to share one funny thing about the film Chandra. Every filmmaker goes to Kullu Manali to shoot a romantic song. But we were there to shoot an action scene. Shooting this scene was a wonderful memory for me. The temperature was -5 °C and I was fighting in bare body. When everyone was trembling with cold, I was one guy, who was feeling hot.
Continue to read Prem's interview in slide show to know what he has to say about Shriya Saran and Roopa Iyer.