Srikanth on KV Anand's demise: The series of deaths feel unnatural; loss is irreplaceable
The actor expressed his grief over the news and reminisced over how the late director's debut directorial Kana Kandaen came to be
With the news of the demise of filmmaker and cinematographer KV Anand sending shockwaves across the industry, actor Srikanth, while expressing his grief, said that though death is a part of life, losing somebody at the age of 54 is unimaginable.
"There has been a series of deaths in the industry, from SPB sir, Vivekh sir and now KV Anand sir, and a lot of people we know personally are also dying. All these feel unnatural to me," said the actor.
KV Anand's directorial journey started with Srikanth-starrer Kana Kandaen, and the actor reminisced about the first meeting between himself and the director, and how the project came to be. "I was shooting at Ramoji Film City for Mercury Pookkal and Anand sir was busy with the cinematography of Rajini sir's Sivaji. They were shooting a song sequence there. He came to my location and he invited me to the sets of Sivaji. That's how our friendship began. A few years later, he visited me to narrate a script. And that's how Kana Kandaen happened."
Srikanth calls Anand a sincere, hard-working filmmaker. "It didn't matter if the shooting ended at 12 in the night, he would be up at 4 in the morning to shoot the first shot at 5. He was a wonderful person and I am glad to have been a part of his journey. His loss is irreplaceable. My deepest condolences to his family and friends," he said.
The filmmaker passed away earlier today at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife and daughter.