This Article is From Jul 21, 2013

Prakash Raj wants to direct Bollywood film

Prakash Raj wants to direct Bollywood film

Prakash Raj in a still from Policegiri

Highlights

  • Actor Prakash Raj, known for his villainous roles in films such as Wanted, Singham, Dabangg 2 and Policegiri, says he wants to direct a Hindi film.
  • Prakash, who primarily started his career with southern films, has also produced and directed several films there.
  • "I want to direct a Hindi film. There is a plan...News will roll in as it happens. As of now, I don't want to say anything on it," said Prakash.
  • Till now, he has essayed the role of the baddie with elan in Bollywood and is happy with the way his career is shaping up.
  • "There are lot of heroes and villains in films today with lot of action films coming up. So I have got a place here," said Prakash.
  • "I am looking forward to the remake version of Zanjeer where I am playing the role of Teja, a gang-leader. It is a wonderful role and I hope people will like me in that avatar," he said.
  • The original role was played by Ajit in the 1973 blockbuster.
  • Prakash, 48, portrayed a strict Army officer in the recently-released Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
  • "It is a refreshing change to play a role like this. It is rare to get such a role and film like this. This is a film where you are not an actor, you are part of the film, you are part of that moment," he said.
  • "This is a learning and humbling experience. Here we unlearn a lot of things. The joy is that these kind of films bring you lot of respect as an actor," he added.
Mumbai: Actor Prakash Raj, known for his villainous roles in films such as Wanted, Singham, Dabangg 2 and Policegiri, says he wants to direct a Hindi film.

Prakash, who primarily started his career with southern films, has also produced and directed several films there.

"I want to direct a Hindi film. There is a plan...News will roll in as it happens. As of now, I don't want to say anything on it," said Prakash.

Till now, he has essayed the role of the baddie with elan in Bollywood and is happy with the way his career is shaping up.

"There are lot of heroes and villains in films today with lot of action films coming up. So I have got a place here," said Prakash.

"I am looking forward to the remake version of Zanjeer where I am playing the role of Teja, a gang-leader. It is a wonderful role and I hope people will like me in that avatar," he said.

The original role was played by Ajit in the 1973 blockbuster.

Prakash, 48, portrayed a strict Army officer in the recently-released Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

"It is a refreshing change to play a role like this. It is rare to get such a role and film like this. This is a film where you are not an actor, you are part of the film, you are part of that moment," he said.

"This is a learning and humbling experience. Here we unlearn a lot of things. The joy is that these kind of films bring you lot of respect as an actor," he added.