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y. sunita chowdhary
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chat He likes to heighten emotions in any genre, avers director Koratala Siva

Apicture of confidence on the eve of his debut release Mirchi , director Koratala Siva says Prabhas’ role is very spicy like the chilli.

“It is tasty, looks and sounds attractive and since the story has lot of spice, we thought Mirchi would be an apt title. I wanted a beautiful mother for the hero, moms are beautiful at heart in movies, de-glamorised but I wanted someone who would look very pretty. I haven’t established any style of my own, simply went with the flow of the story that I believed in and did not think on commercial lines,” he says.

Siva started off his career as an assistant director with his uncle and writer Posani Krishna Murali and worked for around six years before turning full time writer on his own for Bhadra, Brindavanam, Oosaravelli and Okkadunnadu . “I was inclined towards writing, and reading books right from college days. I would be attracted to anything novel and revolutionary. I had written love stories, family dramas, mass stories and everything under the sun but basically my forte is to heighten emotions in any genre. I like to take it to the peak,” he says.

What did he learn from Posani Krishna Murali and how does he update himself? “I am young at heart and always hang around places where the youth frequent. Whenever I get to hear of an interesting location, I go there immediately. I noticed many good qualities in Posani like how to write a script; I learnt the process of writing a story from him. I would take some interesting ideas from him and develop it into my own style. I participated in many discussions with many writers, I keep evolving my style. All these years as a writer I had put all my thoughts on paper and would visualise, watch people perform on sets, see the post production activity because I had a goal. Now you will watch all that I visualised on the screen this week.”

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