Prithviraj Sukumaran | Photo: facebook.com/PrithvirajSukumaran
Anyone can become an actor by luck or chance, but to sustain and establish oneself as an actor is the most difficult task, said Prithiviraj Sukumaran. From the outside, an actor's life may appear attractive and glamorous, but this is not the case, he said. The actor was speaking to Mathrubhumi News.
He also said that he didn't grow up wanting to be an actor and didn't start enjoying movies until he had been in three or four of them. "I hear a lot about Dileesh Pothan's film making style with admiration; perhaps all this has fascinated me a lot and has encouraged me to keep acting,” he said.
When asked about the challenges in an actor's life, he said that, by coincidence or luck, anyone can become an actor, but sustaining and establishing oneself as an actor is the most challenging endeavour. The life of an actor may seem attractive and glamorous from the outside, but this is not the truth. As one can see from the outside, this is not simple. The work gets difficult day after day.
The way one speaks is interpreted by others; when he talks with confidence, people might interpret it as arrogance. His attitude and talk might not convince everyone. This can also be considered the maturity that comes with age, said Prthviraj.
He was also reminded of a conversation he had with Prashanth Neel, the director of K.G.F. The K.G.F crew had their doubts about the movie's success when they watched it the day before the release, but the next day, everything changed. Again, when Prithviraj watched the movie Kantara before its release, he thought it was fantastic, but he never imagined that it would earn more than 400 crores. The creators must have confidence because there is no set formula for mass films.
According to Prithviraj, "Social media has the ability to create an inactive mob." Anybody is free to express their thoughts about the film. However, those who utilise social media should be mindful that different people may have different viewpoints. One shouldn't let social media think for you, added Prithviraj.