My directorial dream has been a long time one: Arunraja Kamaraj
The lyricist who is set to make his directorial debut with a film based on women's cricket, says direction has been on his mind for a very long time
Writer-lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj, who is set to make his directorial debut with a yet-untitled Tamil film based on women's cricket, says direction has been on his mind for a very long time. Known for penning hit songs such as Neruppuda and Varla Vaa Bairavaa, Arunraja is kicked about his new role.
"I was driven to cinema by direction, which has been a long-time dream. In fact, I entered the industry with the hope of becoming a director, but I had to write to support myself. I wrote and directed a few short films and even worked as an assistant director in Vettai Mannan" he says.
He feels he is confident enough to finally direct. "This is going to be a film on sports, focusing on women's cricket. I wrote the script much before the just concluded ICC Women's World Cup in which the Indian team won millions of hearts with their tremendous game and passion," he adds.
"The story is about following our passions. Apart from portraying how crucial family-support is, when it comes to fulfilling a person's dream, the film also features a beautiful portrayal of a father-daughter relation, where she wants to make it big in women's cricket. Some of the scenes are inspired by real life incidents," says Arunraja who is yet to begin the casting process.
"We are going to start the auditions. We will cast actors who can both play cricket and act well. We are determined to showcase many unexplored talents. I am sure the audition process will go a long way in helping us to achieve that," says an excited Arunraja.