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'If the character is impressive, then I am ready to work for Telugu'__Thiagarajan


Actor Thiagarajan, has fame in Telugu with the films like ‘Anthima Theerpu’, ‘Magadu’ and ‘State Rowdy’. He is well known to Tamil audience as the father of Prashanth, director and producer. The actor’s latest film is ‘Rosa Garden’. Starring Nithin Nash and Farnaz Shetty in the lead roles, the film is being directed by G Ravikumar. Chadalavada Srinivasa Rao is producing the film under Anuradha Films Division banner with Chadalavada Tirupati Rao as presenter. Presently, the film’s shooting is going on at Shamshabad. Right now, actor Thigarajan is joining the shoots in Hyderabad. On Friday, November 25, he took some time to chat with the media.

About the story of the film, Thiagarajan described, “Films like ‘Anthima Theerpu’, ‘Magadu’ and ‘State Rowdy’ have earned good name to me in Telugu. Now, nearly after 3 decades, I am doing a Telugu film ‘Rose Garden’. I played a TV channel head in the film. No one dares to start a TV channel in Kashmir. I takes that adventurous step, but not one comes forward to work for that channel. At that time, a boy comes forward. What the reason behind the guy to take that dare step? -makes the story of ‘Rose Garden’.”

About the director, he said, “The film’s director Ravikumar is my close friend. He has good knowledge on many departments. He worked for my ‘Tholi Muddhu’ film even. Cameraman Shankar, who worked for ‘Tholi Muddhu’, is working for this too. Ravikumar approached me with the ‘Rose Garden’ concept and asked me to play the role. I liked the role very much and at the same time I don’t want to ignore my friend’s request and therefore I accepted to act in this. I am very sure that the songs and sequences which were shot in Kashmir, will impress audience.”

He expressed his interest on Telugu films saying that if the character is impressive, then he will be ready to work for Telugu films. About his son Prashanth, he commented, “Prashanth starrer bilingual film ‘Bobbili’ will be released soon. Presently, he is working for a Hindi film for which I am the director and producer. After that, Prashanth will take up a Telugu project. A prominent director will direct that project. At present, we are listening to the scripts for the direct Telugu film.”

Briefing about his next remake film ‘Queen’, the actor, director and producer Thiagarajan said, “You are all aware of the fact that I have acquired the South India rights of Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen’. We are planning to remake the film in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages. Amy Jackson will play another female lead role in all the four languages. Tamannaah will play the female lead in Tamil, while and Amala Paul will play the lead actress in Malayalam. Revathi will handle the director department for the Tamil and Malayalam versions. Prakash Raj will direct the Kannada version with Parul Yadav as lead actress. Telugu version will be directed by Anish Kuruvilla. Female lead is not yet finalised for the Telugu version.”