That isn't a first. It's my 35th year in films. So, I don't brood about not winning awards. A lot of people said I should have got an award for Pranayam.
Awards are always problematic. If people say my performance was good, and if they support me for that, it's the best award I can get.
Naturally, the audience expected you to win an award for that film...
You expected me to win...
Not just us! Even the audience…
Maybe. We're only watching our films. When it comes to awards, the unexpected happens mostly.
People who insist I should have got an award may have watched only my films.
Jury members are not fools. Whoever the jury chooses, someone somewhere would have a complaint: This is common when it comes to National Awards.
The first time, you feel upset...Then, you get used to it.
There was a controversy about Pranayam being a copy of a foreign film..
One person did say that. Did you feel it was a copy?
All films are copies. Cinema is make-believe. So what if one film is inspired by another?
You'll find similiarities between past and present movies. Directors watch a lot of movies..so some shots might seem similiar, some situations might seem the same.
These things don't affect me. Blessy should answer that.
When Blessy narrated the story, and while I was acting in the film, I hadn't watched that Australian movie.
I didn't base my acting on that film.
When the film was released, no one said it was a copy.