Tamil director GNR Kumaravelan says his forthcoming family-drama Haridas is an ode to fatherhood as the film is about the relationship between a father and son.
"The film is built on a simple and universal concept that the first hero of every child is his or her father. The relationship between a single father and his autistic son is explored through this film. In simple words, it celebrates fatherhood," Kumaravelan told IANS.
"In our country, autism is still treated as a disease. Autistic children are either discarded or put in a special school. I attempt to break all such cliches through this film and I am positive that I will succeed in this effort," he added. Haridas, which releases this Friday, features Kishore, Sneha, Prithviraj Das, Soori and Pradeep Rawat in the lead.
Why did you choose Kishore, a popular villain, in the lead? "He may have played villain roles, but he is a good artiste and that is why I chose him. More importantly, he is the kind of actor who can be easily moulded. I am confident that post-Haridas, he won't be considered a villain at all," Kumaravelan said. IANS Continue reading on the slideshow...