He considers Superstar Rajanikanth to be a demigod. Kishore plays the role of one of the antagonist in Kabali. He is pretty excited about this
film. A conversation with Kishore on Kabali....
How did Kabali happen?
I was working with Prakash Raj in a film in Hyderabad. He told me that there is a good chance that I will be cast in Kabali. Very next day Thanu sir called me and offered the role. It is a gangsters role and an important one for the film. I was very excited.
You are mostly seen as a gangster?
Yes true. It tough to play such roles. In this film my character has a bit of heroism and positivity. It was not easy as I was acting opposite Raijinikanth. I hope I have done justice.
What preparations did you do for the role?
There were workshops before the shoot of this film started, sadly I could not be a part of it as I was working in a Telugu film. My look in the film was already decided upon. I had to fix a golden tooth. Some test looks were previewed before they freezed on the final one.
Is you role inspired by a real life character?
Watch Kabali and you will find many real life characters. Yes my role too is inspired by a real life character. Kabali will answer why gangsterism happened in Malaysia, the plight of Tamilians there and the political situation in that country.
Tell us how you felt while shooting the film?
The shoot went on well, but it was hard to see Rajini sir juggling between the sets of Kabali and 2.0. For Kabali he had to wear blazer in hot climate. I really felt sorry for him. I wore shirt and heavy jewellery. It was difficult to carry them because of the heat. People were laughing at my avtaar.
What do you think will be the response for Rajinikanth’s look?
I dont know about that. But I was in awe. Loved his look totally. He is stylish like always and with that his amazing acting talent was simply admirable.
What’s the feeling, now that you have acted with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth?
I am very lucky. There is no difference between them. I love them both and both are humble hum beings.