Actor Venkatesh’s F2 – Fun and Frustration has hit the screens. In a free-wheeling chat with the media, the actor shared his experience of working on F2
Here are the excerpts:
Q. Why did you do F2?
Lot of people will relate to the film. They will identify with the concept of before and after marriage situation. I did this film because after a long gap, it was a chance to show my comic chops. My previous outings like Guru and Drushyam were very different and serious subjects. To be honest, I am glad that I haven’t lost the comic side of me.
Q. Was Guru and Drushyam an effort to break the image?
I haven’t so far understood the word image and that’s why I always struggle to answer this question. I took acting as a profession. It wasn’t like a business for me. People have shown affection and appreciated my work. If I wished to create an image of myself, I would have thought about it or studied but I never have. In the case of my films, I always wished for its success and profits for my producers and distributors. Image is something that comes from outside and it is not under my control.
Q. After a film like Guru and Drushyam, F2 brings you back into the comedy zone.
I believe the challenge is in bringing a difference in a regular concept. The characterisation (in F2) is very fresh. I have not done it before and it’s a multi-starrer with a topic I have not dealt with before. When you do films with new directors, they have got another way of presentations in terms of dialogues and body language. You learn new things from them. Even Anil has got his own spark and style in filmmaking. He is a very positive and energetic director.