I wanted to prove that I can be dynamic as an actor: GV Prakash on Bala’s Naachiyaar

My skin was literally protected. GV who started his singing career by crooning for his uncle AR Rahman has lent his voice for Ilaiyaraaja in Naachiyaar. The actor-composer has also been vocal about several social issues such as NEET or Jallikattu. “Sarvam Thalamayam has given me an opportunity to know several great things that happened musically,” says a tangibly happy GV Prakash Kumar. “He was a great teacher. I was doing ads then. It is a script that will transcend time and stay for several years,” he assures. Born as a musician, they are two people who I adore and have been inspirations. Apart from Naachiyaar and Sarvam Thaala Mayam, GV has a string of projects in the pipeline such as Kuppathu Raja, Semma, 4G, Ayngaran etc. I worked hard on my physical appearance and wanted to satisfy Bala sir,” says GV Prakash Kumar. It was a meditative space; didn’t venture out much. When acting came up, it opened up an arena where every day was new to me,” explains GV. I have a following so I raise my voice wherever I can. But after dipping my feet in, I felt that I had to do justice to the profession. “It is a proud moment for me that both Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman (Rajiv Menon’s Sarvam Thalamayam) are composing for my films. It is something that I cherish immensely and can never forget in my life.”

That brings us to Sarvam Thalamayam which is Rajiv Menon’s comeback film after seventeen years where GV plays a musician. 2018-02-16T06:30:36+00:00″>
Published: February 16, 2018 6:30 am

Apart from Naachiyaar and Sarvam Thaala Mayam, GV Prakash has a string of projects in the pipeline. An established, successful music director, not many expected GV to venture into acting. And what could be apter than a Bala film? I wanted to prove that I could be dynamic as a performer,” discloses GV Prakash Kumar. “It is a beautiful script. “It is a prospective project but it is too early to even discuss about,” he says. He supported me and guided me throughout the whole process,” he adds. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Such transformations and transiliences were what lured the talented composer to the world of acting in the first place, admits GV. He asserts that all of them are immensely interesting scripts and the updates will start rolling out soon. “Naachiyaar is my first release after almost a year. Most probably, Semma will be the next” he discloses. In fact, I must say that travel and the script has added a different perspective to my personality.” He has also learnt a bit of drums and Mridangam for the film. After K Vishwanath, someone is doing a musical and that is pretty exciting. With a line of actors taking the step, will he enter politics as well? “Initially, I wanted to become a star and that is what I focused on. I took it as a challenge.”
Naachiyaar which is hitting the screens today has GV playing a vegetable seller. Top News
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Interestingly, Naachiyaar provided GV Prakash Kumar a musical moment as well. The actor has been travelling quite extensively shooting for the film and interacting with musicians across diverse musical cultures. As the darker, orange-haired young man, he almost looks unrecognisable. I did a lot of homework. But the boyishly-handsome composer quickly created a space for himself with several comedy and youth-centric films such as Darling, Trisha Ilana Nayanthara etc. He further adds that Bala’s inputs were integral. It was very memorable,” reveals GV. “When Naachiyaar came up to me, I felt that this was the right opportunity. “Not at all. It will be the starting point. It is the opinion of a someone who is also a member of the society,” he clarifies. He also tells us that it is a story that will last for long. “I met so many musicians in Kashmir, Bangladesh, Rajasthan and I have jammed with them. “I worked inside four walls for twelve years. “Bala sir wanted a complete transformation in terms of looks, hair, my physique.