Actor Prakash Raj, who is gearing up for the release of his Telugu directorial film Ulavacharu Biryani, says he likes to helm films that not only entertain, but also those that touch the heart. His latest directorial venture is the remake of Malayalam film Salt N Pepper. The film will also be released in Tamil as Un Samayal Arrayal and in Kannada as Oggarane.
In a brief interview to IANS, actor-turned-director Prakash Raj said, "I make it a point to touch people's hearts with my films. The two films I've directed earlier have succeeded in that and I'm confident my next film will also touch people's hearts. Therefore, my films should not only entertain."
Prakash Raj says that the romantic comedy film is not a frame-to-frame copy of the original. He added, "We have made changes to the remake, added few characters and ensured that it's not a copy. It is a remake, but it has been adapted to suit the sensibilities of the (Telugu) language. I loved the original and felt it would be nice to remake it."
Maestro Illayaraja has composed tunes for the film, which is releasing June 6 worldwide. "Raja sir's music is the biggest highlight of the film. I feel blessed that he agreed to compose music for my film. I consider myself lucky to work with him again in Mahendran sir's film soon," he said.
Prakash is producing Tamil filmmaker J Mahendran's next directorial, which also has Illayaraja's music. Ulavacharu Biryani features Prakash Raj and Sneha in lead roles, while Tejas, Samyuktha Hornad, Poorna, Thambi Ramaiah, Elango Kumaravel in important roles.