Writing multi-starrers comes to me easily: Venkat Prabhu

Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu’s upcoming Tamil directorial “Chennai 600028 II” features a battalion of actors in key roles. He says he finds the process of writing a multi-starrer easier than writing a story with a single lead actor.

“I enjoy the process of writing multi-starrers, and I think it comes to me easily. Even though ‘Chennai 600028 II’ features over half a dozen actors in key roles, I find writing a story with one lead actor more challenging,” Prabhu told IANS.

Known for working on several multi-starrers such as “Chennai 600028”, “Saroja” and “Goa”, his two single hero projects include “Masss” and “Biriyani”.

“Even ‘Mankatha’, though it was an Ajith’s film, was a multi-starrer because the story had equal scope for several characters. As much as I really want to do a single hero subject with no sidekick or additional character, I’m still not able to crack the formula,” he said.

Prabhu says he doesn’t mind directing single hero subjects of his contemporaries.

“Whenever I meet director Selvaraghavan, I ask him to write a love story for me. I’ve also asked the same thing to Gautham Menon,” he said.

“Chennai 600028 II”, which features Jai, Shiva, Premji, Nithin Sathya, Vijay Vasanth, Vaibhav and Mahat Raghavendra, is slated for release on December 9.


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