Never been to a film set, says Suriya
Despite being the son of popular Tamil actor Siva Kumar in the 1970s and 80s, Tamil star Suriya claims he hasn’t been to a film set during his childhood or college days.
Despite being the son of popular Tamil actor Siva Kumar in the 1970s and 80s, Tamil star Suriya claims he hasn't been to a film set during his childhood or college days.
"I never visited my dad on his film sets," says the actor, who happened to be on the set of his maiden Tamil film 'Nerukku Ner', where he was shot for the first time.
"Director KV Anand, who was then a photojournalist, shot my first picture in Russian angle and that was my first blush with camera," he quips.
Incidentally, he ended up doing three films with K V Anand, the latest being 'Bandobast'. "K V Anand does a lot of research before scripting.
He does a movie like a case study and collects lot of interesting information happening around us. He is like a big brother to me," says the actor, who was in Hyderabad to promote his upcoming movie 'Bandobast.'
"I am happy to be part of this big budget flick, thanks to Lyca Productions, who got us all the permissions and allowed us to shoot in virgin and exotic locales.
The story is a nice blend of agriculture and politics in present-day society," he informs. He claims that the spy thriller is also inspired by real-life incidents.
"Lot of real-life happenings have been incorporated. Actually, a rogue among the elite force is the base line of this gripping thriller and touches upon real-life national security issues.
It will be eye-opener for every Indian, who is also part of Intelligence to protect the VIP's in our country," he adds.
The 'Singham' star says that the personnel at LoC are drawing salaries for putting their lifes at stake, unlike other jobs.
"NSG commandos are trained to show their chest when a bullet is aimed at them, that's their gut and determination. Spending time with such patriotic souls has been a wonderful experience," he informs.
He claims that working with legendary Mohan Lal, was like a 'dream come true'. "He makes cameras to disappear with his close-to-life performances," he points out.
He says that he is doing a multi-layered role, "lot of shades to my character, will keep audience guessing, so I can't reveal much."
The 'Ghajni' star says he was wooing Sayyessha onscreen, while his co-star Arya, got married to her in real-life.
"That's an interesting co-incidence. I like Arya's character in the film and it will stand out. Nonetheless, it had been a demanding film for all actors and technicians,"
Sharing his thoughts on upcoming Telugu movies like 'Sye Raa... and 'Gang Leader' he adds, "Sye Raa....' is a magnum opus and Ram Charan has spent lavishly.
I also wish my friend and director Vikram Kumar for his latest movie 'Gang Leader." he signs off.