Eight-time National Award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad says it was a ‘fanboy’ moment for him when he got the opportunity to work with superstar Rajinikanth in 'Kaala'.
Eight-time National Award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad says it was a ‘fanboy’ moment for him when he got the opportunity to work with superstar Rajinikanth in Kaala.
"He was very passionate about the film and used to ask how the film was shaping up, but he never interfered in the creative decisions," Begins Prasad. In Kaala, it was the director who took all creative decisions, he added.
"I am working with the superstar for the first time, it was a fanboy moment as I had seen most of his films since I was growing up... He also seemed to be passionate about watching the films that were up for a release and had encouraging words for the good efforts of the filmmakers," he said.
The ace editor added four of the films he worked on received National Awards across different languages and categories. They are ToLet (best Tamil feature film), Ghazi (best Telugu feature), Ishu (best Assamese feature) and Kaatru Veliyidai (best music direction for AR Rahman and best female singer for Shashaa Tirupati). Prasad said he has also edited Nandita Das’ directorial Manto (Hindi), which got selected in the Uncertain Regard Category at Cannes Film Festival.
His upcoming projects include the trilingual film, Saaho , featuring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, untitled Vijay-starrer directed by AR Murugadoss, a Telugu film, the Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and the Nivin Pauly-Mohan Lal starrer Kayamkulam Kochunni.