Venkat Prabhu has declared that he will direct Ajith in a film once he completes Saroja. The director who made Chennai 600028 talked about his inspiration and his foray into films and his friendship with Ajith.
Venkat, who has a penchant to tread the paths less-travelled, said that he grew up watching his father direct movies. But all this did not spur the director in him to grow. Rather it happened when he went to London to study and took up a part-time job as an usher in a cinema hall. He happened to see the magic of Hollywood films and the awe it inspired. It was then he decided to bring out the creative energy in him. And he did it in style. He made Chennai 600028, which was a beautiful comedy film about an underdog cricket team winning a prestigious tournament. It opened up new avenues to everyone. No one had ever seen such a film before. And a history was made. Venkat Prabhu is a very happy man today. He has secured a place in Kollywood as a respectable director who can make films on par with Hollywood.
Venkat Prabhu also reminisced about his long-time friend Ajith. Venkat had acted alongside Ajith in a few films. At that time, Venkat said, he would share his stories and ideas with Ajith and how they should be made into films. He said Ajith would be engrossed in listening to him and he would encourage him to go ahead and try his hand at directing. Ajith would also tell him that he will definitely act in his film one day.
And the actor meant it with his heart. That is the reason he has agreed to act in a Venkat Prabhu film. Venkat says that he will start working towards it once he is done with the filming of Saroja.
With these two talents teaming up, it is sure there will be a blockbuster pretty soon.