I am not in any race, says Vinay Rajkumar
The actor opens up about his Ananthu v/s Nusrath, which releases this Friday
Right now, Vinay Rajkumar is in the mood to experiment. In his third outing, Ananthu v/s Nusrath, he will once again be seen in a different role, that of a lawyer. “I play Ananthu, who is a Brahmin boy. But the story is about his relationship. In life, we don’t give our loved ones the priority they deserve, and hence lose out on relationships. Small reasons can break a relationship. The way Ananthu deals with a relationship is part of the story. Both my role and the story were inspiring, which is why I picked this film,” says Vinay about the project directed by Sudheer Shanbhogue.
“Today work has taken priority over relationships, and we are forgetting real happiness. In my opinion, real happiness does not lie in success at work or how much money we make, but comes from how much time we invest in our relationships,” he adds.
In Ananthu v/s Nusrath, which also features Latha Hegde, Vinay brings in the local nativity through his character. “The film brings together different religions too. It is a very delicate story line, which we couldn’t get wrong,” he says.
Vinay, who hails from the Rajkumar family, says he is part of the industry out of choice. “I am doing what I like. There are people who want to become actors, but end up doing something else. I always wanted to be an actor. I am not in any race.”
For his role in Ananthu v/s Nusrath, the actor spent time at the family court along with the director. “Wearing a lawyer’s coat, I had to learn the legal language to argue. The director too wrote the script in consultation with lawyers. I also stepped into the family court along with him to observe a few cases and live arguments, which I have tried to blend in with my character.”
While the shooting was completed some time ago, the post-production work took longer than expected, and the film finally hits the screens on Friday.