It was K.Balachandar who introduced veteran actor Prakash Raj to films and since then there was no stopping him. Now, Prakash Raj is giving others what his mentor gave him by producing movies with newcomers that make artistic sense.
"I can never repay KB in kind. The only way I can do that is by giving those new faces who stand on my doorstep a chance," he told Sify.com. Prasanna, who played the protagonist in Azhagiya Theeye the film that he produced says: “I was very nervous in the beginning, but Prakash Raj encouraged me and helped with tips on posture and facing the camera”.
Prakash Raj’s Duet Films Azhagiya Theeye gave Prasanna something to cheer about, as it was well publicised and marketed. Prakash Raj and Prasanna share an excellent chemistry on screen and off screen. Prasanna looks up to the senior actor, who is an excellent co-star as well.
Now Duet films is producing Kanda Naal Muthal which is being directed by Mani Ratnam’s former assistant Priya V. Along with Prasanna, Prakash Raj is also giving a break to Karthik Kumar whose debut film Vaanam Vasappadum directed by P.C.Sreeram was critically acclaimed.
Says Prakash Raj: “I can understand what a break means, to a newcomer as I came to Chennai from Bangalore with lot of dreams and Rs 140 in my pocket!”
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