Akira director A R Murugadoss applied to Madras film institute as he wanted to make a career in films, but was rejected as there were only 10 seats reserved according to the number of communities.
“The selection was random and not based on rules or marks. Later on, I started as a writer and graduated into an assistant director and then finally became a director on my own,” he said.
If you did not know the meaning of Akira, it means strong and pure in Sanskrit According to Director A R Murugadoss, Akira is the remake of Tamil film Mouna Guru.
In an interview he says he really likes the film script and wants to make a Hindi version with director Mouna Guru Kumar Santha. “I contacted him but he was busy with other projects and was not keen to do the remake.
Mouna Guru had a male protagonist but why did he make protagonist a female? “I thought a girl as a protagonist will become more powerful”.
Explaining the reasons for reining in Sonakshi Sinha the director says he has known her for long and knew she would be 100 percent correct for the role. “She trained in kickboxing and mixed martial arts. She trained under Tiger Shroff’s trainer for four to five months”.
Talking about his childhood the director said his native place only had two theatres which screened films of MGR, Sivaji Ganeshan, Gemini and other actors. “I started writing short stories to magazines before coming into films,” he added. – CINEWS