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A director should love the hero of his film more than his wife, says Kranti star Darshan

This is a quality that will make for a better film and there are only a handful of filmmakers he’s found that in, says the Challenging Star.

A director should love the hero of his film more than his wife, says Kranti star Darshan
Darshan Thoogudeepa Srinivas
  • Prathibha JoyTeam OTTplay

Last Updated: 05.46 PM, Jan 13, 2023

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In his career spanning over 25 years, Challenging Star Darshan has been known to work repeatedly with certain filmmakers. And that, he says, is because he believes a filmmaker ought to have a certain quality, which he has found only in some. Talking to an online platform as part of the promotions of his upcoming film, Kranti, Darshan said, “A director should love the hero of his film more than his wife. I have seen that in a handful of directors like PN Satya, Om Prakash Rao, Milana Prakash, Tharun Sudhir and Harikrishna. I tend to stick to these filmmakers, because, today, if people say Kalasipalya is an excellent film, the credit for that goes entirely to Om Prakash. It is a reflection of his love towards his leading man and the character. This is what will make a good film, and when a filmmaker’s belief and love in his leading man is palpable, fans will appreciate it even more.”

Meanwhile, Kranti, which is Darshan’s second film with the team of Yajamana, including the producers Shylaja Nag and B Suresha and director V Harikrishna, is all set to release in theatres on January 26. Although the film was announced as a pan-India project and is being released in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, Darshan has been clear that as far as he is concerned, he has made a Kannada film that is being dubbed for other markets. The actor has also refused to promote Kranti outside of Karnataka, as the film deals with the subject of government schools in the state. The film’s fourth song, Don’t Mess With Him, will be out tomorrow at a public event in Tumakuru, which will leave only one to be released in the run up to the theatrical outing.

Kranti pairs Darshan with Rachita Ram and includes Achyuth Kumar, Sumalatha Ambareesh, Girija Lokesh, B Suresha, Samyuktha Hornad, P Ravi Shankar and V Ravichandran, among many others on its cast.