Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (Calcutta Tube) Well-known filmmaker Priyadarshan is extremely delighted with the fact that he has survived in the film industry for three decades with a fair degree of success.
‘Certainly, I owe it to god for all the blessings I have been showered with. I would not have come this far without that. The industry is really competitive and to survive this long is a tough act,’ Priyadarshan told IANS.
He forayed into showbiz in 1984 with ‘Poochakkoru Mookkuthi’. Over the last three decades he has directed over 80 films with Malayalam movies leading the list, followed by 27 Hindi ventures besides Tamil and other South Indian language films.
He says his hard work has earned him success.
‘I have been living out of a suitcase. I am based in Mumbai, while my wife Lissy is in Chennai and my two children are studying in Singapore. My daughter is now moving to the US for higher studies in advertising and marketing, while my son is in Class XI in Singapore, so it is a hard life for all of us,’ said Priyadarshan.
Some of his popular Malayalam movies are ‘Boeing Boeing’, ‘Thalavattam’, ‘Vandanam,’ ‘Thenmavin Kombath’ and ‘Kala Pani’. In Hindi, he gave hits like ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Hungama’ and ‘Garam Masala’.
‘See, I know one Malayalam film from me is long overdue. But with expectations so high, I just can’t afford to take a risk. I have been working on a script, but without a neat and clean script I will not do a Malayalam film. I am hoping I can do one Malayalam film soon and of course, it would be Mohanlal who would do the lead role,’ said Priyadarshan.
He was here to attend an event organised by a leading media house to honour him for his success.
‘Today (Thursday) I am leaving for Oman to attend a function there and then would be in Dubai to take part in a stage programme. I am busy all the time moving from one place to another,’ said Priyadarshan.
On his current projects, he said that the first schedule of his Hindi movie ‘Tezz’ got over in London recently. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Mohanlal.
‘My next Hindi film is a project for Subhash Ghai and it will be launched in May next year,’ said Priyadarshan.