Southern actor Prakash Raj has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood with brilliant performances in villainous roles in movies like ‘Wanted’, ‘Singham’, ‘Dabangg 2’ and ‘Policegiri’.
Prakash Raj, who has already directed movies down South, now wants to direct a Hindi movie as well.
“I want to direct a Hindi film. There is a plan...News will roll in as it happens. As of now, I don't want to say anything on it,” Prakash Raj said to PTI.
Prakash Raj is happy with the way his Bollywood career is shaping up.
“There are lot of heroes and villains in films today with lot of action films coming up. So I have got a place here," said Prakash.
After a string of negative roles Prakash Raj broke the mould and played a strict army officer in critically as well as commercially acclaimed movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
“It is a refreshing change to play a role like this. It is rare to get such a role and film like this. This is a film where you are not an actor, you are part of the film, you are part of that moment," he said.
“This is a learning and humbling experience. Here we unlearn a lot of things. The joy is that these kind of films bring you lot of respect as an actor," he added.
Prakash Raj will next be seen in ‘Zanjeer’ remake, where is plays role of Teja, a gangster. The original role was played by Ajit in the 1973 blockbuster.
“I am looking forward to the remake version of ‘Zanjeer’ where I am playing the role of Teja, a gang-leader. It is a wonderful role and I hope people will like me in that avatar,” Prakash Raj concluded.
‘Zanjeer’ is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Amit Mehra, son of Prakash Mehra, who directed and produced the original ‘Zanjeer’.
The movie stars South superstar Ram Charan Teja as Vijay, the role which was played by Amitabh Bachchan in the original. Priyanka Chopra will play Mala, originally played by Jaya Bachchan. The role of Sher Khan will be essayed by Sanjay Dutt in Hindi version and Sonu Sood in Telugu. The movie also stars Mahie Gill.
The movie is scheduled to release on September 6.