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It was a daring decision by Prithviraj to do a negative role in the Tamil film Kana Kandein just after entering Kollywood. But the audience accepted him as a villain despite his chocolate boy looks! His subsequent films as hero also won the acceptance of the people. So his crave for challenges has paid off!
Prithviraj has recently signed up for a Mani Ratnam film and rumours say that he plays a villain in this flick too. But the actor refused to disclose his role in the movie. "I am excited about working in a Mani Ratnam movie. But I can"t say anything about the role, which is strictly under wraps," he said.
As far as villain roles are concerned, dubbing is very crucial, since the success of that role depends on the quality of the voice. For Prithviraj, even if his Malayalam accent is evident when he speaks Tamil, he still dubs for himself and is very particular about it. "My only condition before signing a movie is that I should dub for myself. I feel that if someone else does the job, my individuality is lost," he explains.
His current project in Tamil is Ninaithale Inikkum, a remake of the Malayalam super-hit Classmates. The movie is a twin-hero subject played by Prithviraj and Shakti; National Award winner Priyamani is the female lead.