Never thought of direction: Producer CV Kumar

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Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Producer CV Kumar is gearing up for his upcoming Tamil directorial debut “Mayavan”. He says the decision to wield the megaphone was not a dream he has been nurturing for a long time.

“As a producer, I was always involved in discussing story ideas with my directors. They all liked the story idea of ‘Mayavan’. Director Nalan (Kumarasamy) suggested that I direct. Honestly, I was never keen on direction, but things just fell in place,” Kumar told IANS.

Working on the project has been an eye-opener, admits the producer of films such as “Pizza”, “Soodhu Kavvum” and “Thegidi”.

“It made me realise the challenges of a director. As a producer, I remember instructing my directors to finish everything under budget. It was when I was in their shoes did I realise how challenging it is to direct and take the responsibility of everything,” he said.

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Talking about the project, which stars Sundeep Kishan and Lavanya Tripathi in the lead, Kumar said: “When we were discussing about the cast, we wanted someone without an image. The story is such that it doesn’t need a hero. We thought Sundeep would be the perfect choice. When I discussed it with him, he also seemed very interested.”

Also starring Jackie Shroff, this film is about a psycho killer.

Kumar heaps praise on his team, calling them the “backbone” of the film.

“If not for my assistants and technical crew, I couldn’t have pulled this off. Even after shooting with artists, these guys would stay up all night to discuss about next day’s work. It was a collective team work,” he recalls.



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