Darshan wants to take back the gadha and kirita from Kurukshetra sets
The actor says he is proud to do this epic drama as his 50th film and is all praise for producer Muniratna
Actors, especially those playing the lead, have to go that extra mile when shooting for an epic drama. Darshan, who had extended the schedule for his upcoming film Muniratna Kurukshetra, was in Hyderabad to complete the last two days of shoot.
As the huge set was getting pulled down, the actor says that he carries back a lot of memories with him. This is his 50th film, in which he is playing his favourite character Duryodhana, so what memento is he carrying back from the sets? “I would like to take back the gadha and kirita,” says Darshan. “They became a part of me. In fact, the costume designer insisted that I take the specially designed costumes for Duryodhana… I was humbled by his generosity and said okay.”
The actor cannot stop praising producer Muniratna for having made this for this magnus opus happen. “Everyone worked hard on this film but the film would not have been possible without him. There are many rumours that the producer is using this film to further his politics, but they are not true. He has various other ways to do that. Why pick a film done on such a large scale? Kurukshetra is a great addition and contribution to the Kannada film industry,” he says.
Darshan says that the producer approached him just when he was wondering what he should do for his 50th film. “Success and failure are secondary, but this will definitely be a milestone in Kannada cinema,” says the Challenging Star.
“For every actor, his or her first, twenty-fifth, fiftieth, seventy-fifth and hundredth films are milestones. It’s been twenty years, I remember every moment of my life in this industry, right from what I went through while doing my first film Majestic. My 25th film did not do as well as was expected. Now I have reached the 50th, and Munirathna has made me proud by offering me this role of Duryodhana in Kurukshetra,” he says.