Popular actor Kishore has slowly but surely carved a niche for himself in Southern cinema thanks to his performances in films such as ‘Kabali’ and ‘Pulimurugan’ to name a few. Now, he is all set to entertain fans with ‘PSV Garuda Vega’ which hits screens tomorrow.
In this exclusive interaction with Pinkvilla South, Kishore talks about his role in the film as well as why he decided to do it. Besides this, he also speaks about Kannada star Upendra’s entry into politics.
Please tell us a bit about your role in ‘PSV Garuda Vega’? What encouraged you to take it up?
I play the bad guy. I took it up because of Praveen Satturu. I have worked him before as well and he always does a good job. I have a lot of faith in him.
How was the experience of shooting for ‘PSV Garuda Vega’?
Georgia, Thailand and Malaysia all were fantastic because of the originality that they have maintained and the team we had. Rajashekhar garu, Jeevitha garu, their two kids Shivani, shivatmika and specially Adith, Pooja Kumar and Praveen who were great company to work and travel with. Adith was our gang leader and tour guide.
You have played villainous roles previously as well. Are you worried about getting typecast?
I usually trust the directors in this regard. They are pretty careful about this and try to make each character different from the other. So, my contribution here is limited to choosing the role.
Of late some films have been dubbed in Kannada. Are you in favour of dubbing films from one language to the other?
I am not in favour of dubbing. From the producer’s perspective, it may seem beneficial as there is a need to increase the revenue. However, it has a huge impact on the culture aspect of cinema. Cinema is a powerful medium which people tend to imitate. When exposed to different cultures through popular cinema over a period of time, the native and the external merge. Presence of technology and money makes this otherwise organic process drastic and dangerous.
What about bilinguals? Do you feel this trend is okay?
With bilinguals, you have to be really careful while choosing the subject. If the subject is not specific to an area then you can make a bilingual.
One recent film you watched and liked?
‘Baahubali 2’ is one recent Telugu film that I watched and liked. I was initially not too keen to watch it but once I sat in the theatre I liked it a lot. Rajamouli’s narration skills are terrific.
Upendra recently launched his political party. Do you feel actors should enter the political arena?
Anybody and everybody is free to express himself and pursue his dreams. Politics is a field where we need fresh blood. If somebody wants to take the initiative and enter politics, we should let him try his hand at it.
Do you have any plans of entering politics?
Like Kamal Haasan said that we all are political beings and love discussing politics. However, at present, I have no plans of entering politics as I am busy with my work.
On a parting note, please let us more about your upcoming films?
There is My Son is Gay which is a small production but a good one. It clearly conveys what it intended. It can definitely open up minds to the LGBT issue in a touching way.I did this because my friend Anupama(Kumar) is in it and I have a small role. Besides MSIG, there is ‘Alpa Virama’, and ‘Vada Chennai’. Then there is also ‘Sattai 2’ and ‘Howrah Bridge’.