Tamil director Gowthaman, known for his directorial debut Magizhchi, is now busy casting for his new, yet untitled film on the life of late Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. He says the film will focus on the struggle of LTTE cadres.
"The film will highlight the rise of Prabhakaran since his days
as a little boy till the last minute before he was gunned down. I
have always wanted to portray the struggle of LTTE and its leader
on the big screen. The film will be based on 10 years of my
research," Gowthaman told IANS.
He says he wanted to make this film a few years back. But back
then, things didn't work out.
"I was set to start working on the project in 2008, but due to
the war between LTTE and Sri Lankan army then, I had to stall the
making of the film. I was advised that it was not a good time to
make the film," he said.
Gowthaman says he is currently on the lookout for an actor who
could play Prabhakaran.
"There would be a lot of pressure on any actor who would play
Prabhakaran, and therefore, we are taking time to find someone
suitable for the role. I have few names in mind but I don't want to
talk about them at this moment," Gowthaman said.
Asked about the possible roadblocks he might face from the
Central Board of Film Certification, he said: "I'm only reproducing
true events through my film. It's the struggle of thousands of
Tamils, and it needs to be told to a large audience. I hope I won't
face any challenges, but if I do then I will handle it