How did you happen to be a part of Boys?
While assisting Mani Ratnam in Kannathil Muthamittal I interacted extensively with writer Sujatha. He and his wife were very keen that I meet Shankar. I met shankar, auditioned, and got the role of Munna.
What was your reaction when you came to know that selected as Munna?
I was apprehensive...very hesitant. When I spoke to Mani Ratnam and my family, the consensus was that it was for the best. I was excited about working with Shankar and to watch commercial filmmaking from close quarters.
What are your interests in life?
I love watching films. It has always been my primary obsession. Very close behind is music. I pride myself on my wide exposure to various genre of music, but jazz is a favourite. My biggest plus point is my die-hard optimism. I am a big time dreamer and that’s the reason I am here.
What do feel made Shankar select you?
I have three years of theatre experience behind me and so acting is not an unknown territory. Further, I think Shankar had the images of the five characters in Boys in his mind. When he saw me and spoke to me, he thought that I was exactly what he had in mind about Munna.
Your working experience with Shankar?
He is calm and knows what he wants. He understands the pulse of the audience.
Bharath (Bob Galy)
Shankar sir saw me at a dance programme `Inspirations` at the Music Academy by `Swingers`. After screen tests that included delivering dialogues and dancing, I was selected to do the role of Bob Galy. Bob is a guitarist in the Boys band, who is fun loving and hard working. Shankar sir is very cool, calm and he knows want he wants and enjoys his work to the hilt. My future plans are to pursue my dance and do more films.
I was doing my second year in college when I got selected in this prestigious project. It was a dream come true for me to work with Shankar sir, who is an amazing person. I play Juju, a keyboard player in Boys who is a happy-go-lucky fellow with spiky hair and is crazy about music. If good offers come my way I'd definitely try my hand at acting, once again!
A visual communication graduate, I was in Kala master’s dance troupe doing stage shows before getting selected in Boys. I have not met a person like Shankar sir in my life, as he is so genuine and hard working. In Boys I play Kumar, an innocent guy. He is also a great ‘bhakt’.
Sai Srinivas (Krishna)
I come from a musical family as my father is a drummer and my mother, a singer. I am a rhythm programmer, percussionist and a drummer and have worked with leading music directors. Working with Shankar sir was like going back to school. Boys was a great learning experience and in the film I play Krishna, a drummer in the Boys band. My ambition is to become a famous music director some day though I am welcome to doing more roles in films. The film has a message for the youth of today. It is “honesty and hard work takes you up the ladder of success”.