Venkat Prabhu is probably single-handedly accountable for spawning the fad for a salt-and-pepper hairdo amongst Tamil cinema followers through Ajith Kumar’s Mankatha.
The industrial success of the 2011 movie, which was Ajith’s 50th film in a profession that has now stretched 28 years, generated conversations over a possible sequel.
However, 9 years later, this much-anticipated sequel has but to materialise. Nor is there any chatter over Venkat Prabhu helming one other Ajith film.
The movie’s success introduced Venkat Prabhu on the radar of Tamil cinema’s different massive star, Vijay; the filmmaker has beforehand gone on document to disclose that he was requested to pitch a narrative by Vijay, nevertheless, a movie has but to develop.
Will they or received’t they?
In a dialog with The Hindu, when requested concerning the standing of a Mankatha sequel, Venkat Prabhu says that he has concepts of creating one, if each Ajith and Vijay would come collectively for the movie.
“It will be the best thing for people after COVID-19. It could instantly bring back the theatre experience for fans,” he says, earlier than including, “I don’t know if I will be the one to bring them both together on screen or if it will be someone else. I have a few ideas , but it can only move forward if both accept.”
The filmmaker narrates an incident from through the filming of Mankatha, when Vijay — who was capturing for his film Velayudham on the time — dropped in to the previous’s set.
“When I pitched an idea of them working together, they were like ‘Yes, pannalaame’ (yes, we can do it),” says Venkat Prabhu, who stars alongside Vaibhav within the upcoming movie ‘Lock Up’ that can stream on Zee5 from August 14.
The challenge although, as he provides, is to determine how you can make the dedication a actuality. “I don’t know how it would work out practically (read as: budget). Only when it happens, we will know.”
Recently, there was hypothesis that the movie business’s two prime veterans, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, could also be working collectively once more; the latter producing a movie starring the previous that’s to be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.
“Everyone is talking about it (Rajinikanth-Kamal film). I don’t know. But yes, if that combo happens, then Thala-Thalapathy too can happen I think,” provides Venkat Prabhu.