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Konda Murali’s close aide Prashanth Karthi to play a key role in RGV’s Kondaa

Starring Thrigun and Irra Mor in the lead, Kondaa hits theatres on June 23

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 08.45 AM, Jun 21, 2022

Konda Murali’s close aide Prashanth Karthi to play a key role in RGV’s Kondaa
Prashanth Karthi in Kondaa

Ram Gopal Varma, who last directed the crime thriller Maa Ishtam, has another theatrical release this weekend, Kondaa, based on the lives of controversial political figures Konda Murali and his better half Konda Surekha. Headlined by Thrigun and Irra Mor, the film also has Konda Murali’s close aide Prashanth Karthi in a crucial role.

Prashanth Karthi, in Kondaa, is cast as naxal leader RK aka Polam Sudharshan. While Prashanth isn’t exactly new to acting, he says that RK was probably the most challenging character in his career. He mentions the emotional connect with Konda Murali made the ‘Kondaa’ experience all the more special. Prasanth states that his close friend Konda Murali has had a huge influence in his life.

RGV reportedly did a lot of research and homework to lend authenticity to Prashanth’s portrayal of RK. Besides meeting RK’s wife Bharatakka and several friends, Prashanth had watched the videos of the naxal leader, underwent a tremendous makeover and took extra care to stay true to RK’s personality in terms of looks, body language, attitude and diction.

It took Prashanth three months to look his part in Kondaa and a team of technicians from Mumbai too helped his cause. RK’s revolutionary thoughts, poetry, philosophy, reportedly inspired the actor a lot during the making of Kondaa. The rawness in the treatment of the role is what he savours the most. Watch out for the actor in Kondaa, set to release on June 23.