People go behind the success, but very rarely we see a person, who is chased by success. Here is a person, who established himself as a south Indian star with Kannada roots. He started his career as a theatre artiste and went on to become a star. People of Karnataka still recall a decade back television serial Guddadha Bhootha, which was telecasted on Doordarshan. Who will forget Girish Karnad's screen adaptation of Nagamandala, which eventually bagged him a state award.
By this time, you would have guessed it about whom we're talking about. Yes! It is none other than Prakash Rai a.k.a Prakash Raj. The versatile actor's directional debut Naanu Nanna Kanasu (NNK) is hitting the silver screens in less than 72 hours. The movie is a remake of Abhiyum Naanum, in which the star has himself played the lead role. In a conversation with Oneindia, the actor spoke about his debut directional outing, reading books and more. Here are the excerpts of Prakash Rai interview.
Naanu Nanna Kanasu revolves around a caring father and his beloved daughter. It's about father-daughter relationship. Father, who shows unconditional love and possessiveness, which leads to suffocating atmosphere. I've tried to explain this through the film as how a father gets matured year after year. Surely, it happens with every parents and audience would feel it.
All I can say is let you children grow, let them enjoy their life. I want every father to compare themselves with the one in the film and I would expect them to remember how they were at that age.
It was amazing and directing a film was my long-standing dream. I wanted my first directional to be very special and this story has really touched my heart.
See, I had spoken to every actor that nervousness won't help the work. To give our best performances, we should come out from the nervousness. She is a very sweet girl. She is a directors' actor and it is really easy to handle her.
No, i haven't sung any song in the film. I used to sing when I was acting in theatre industry. Everyone, who's involved in theaters, used to sing without any option in those days.
I'm not particular about any author but it goes upon my mood. I read anything, which is good and interesting. I feel that every human should read to connect himself with reality. Reading enriches life.
Basically, every industry is same. I don't see any difference, It all boils down to how you work. As long as you serve quality films the difference between the industries never arises.
First of all, I want to make it clear to you that I don't like dubbing. It is against the culture. Filmmakers makes the film on some certain boundaries, which would suit the nativity. If we dub the same a viewer might miss the plot. In my opinion remake is better.
I am a guest to this world. Thats all I can say.