Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I’m not a superstar: Prithviraj

With Indian Rupee, Veettilekkula Vazhi and Thirakatha bagging three out of the last four National Awards for Malayalam films, actor Prithviraj seems to be developing quite the knack for picking up brilliant scripts to be part of.

While the Raavanan actor credits director Ranjith's efforts for Indian Rupee's success, he points out relevant scripts like these are the order of the day as the audience relate to them. "What we are lacking in are contemporary stories.

Many of the Malayalam writers don't belong to this generation, and therefore, their stories are outdated. Recent hits like Beautiful and Traffic have been written by people who are below 40 and that helps, as they think in terms of what is happening around them in the current society and write for the present," says Prithviraj, who spoke from the sets of Hero, for which he will be seen sporting a rather beefed up new look.

A good 70 films down the line, many of them which have been hits, and after having working with some of the biggest names across industries like directors Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap and Santosh Sivan, one would consider Prithviraj to be quite the superstar.

But he says, "I am not a superstar, I am just an actor. You'll have to ask a superstar about what the tag entails." While the actor hasn't signed up any Tamil film post Raavanan, he will be next seen in the Tamil version of Santosh Sivan's Urumi.

SOURCE: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-12/news-interviews/31152541_1_prithviraj-raavanan-malayalam-films

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