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    Action is my passion - Darshan

    Tuesday, July 03, 2007
    One of the box office drawing big stars of Kannada cinema Darshan proudly says that he and Shivarajkumar are the only two who can hold on silver screen the ''Long'' (sharp edge weapon) perfectly in Karnataka. I have learnt how to hold the chopping instrument seeing number of times from Shivarajkumar''s ''Om'' Kannada film the beginning of underworld subjects in Kannada film admitted Darshan speaking to this journalist at Rejoyz Digital Auditorium in Bangalore on the pre launch press meet of ''Indhra''.

    Excerpts of an interview:

    How is the career ahead after 25 films?

    The going is good for me. My audience and industry wants me to act in action films again. That is my passion too.

    That is the reason you hold the long weapon once again?

    I call it as 'Ayudha Pooja'. To put an end to trouble shooters in the film this long sharp edge weapon is used.

    Your coming films are laced with comedy it seems….

    That is absolutely true. In 'Anatharu' with Upendra, Gaja, Snehana Preethina I have comedy. That is another reason why I picked this action cum family sentiment film 'Indhra'.

    Killing and slashing the heads, legs, hands have not become outdated?

    No. there is a demand for it in the interiors. They insist the hero should punish the wrong doers in that way. But I am limiting the killings from this weapon. In 'Indhra' where I do dual roles there is only one killing. Frankly speaking I enjoy doing action films. I do the stunts on my own. As long as it is possible I would do my actions. Recently I had a dislocation of knee bone while shooting for 'Gaja'. I still want to do my action.

    How is your market with the young crops making it big off late?

    I am not disturbed from such developments. The youngsters cannot do my kind of film. I am confident of good going for coming five years.

    After that what is your intention?

    If the market is good for me I will continue. Otherwise I have enough acres of land to look after. I have my own farm house.

    Have you seen Rajanikanth's 'Sivaji'?

    I have seen it. This is purely Rajanikanthji film. I regularly see films. I have liked my friend Sudeep's 'No.73 Shanthinivasa'. He has done an excellent job as director cum actor. This film should be seen by the whole family.

    What has happened to home banner film?

    My brother is doing a subject. After giving a super hit 'Jothe Jotheyali' the next step should be even more than that says my brother Dinakar who had hit gold from his maiden film direction.

    You have a heroine matching your height in 'Indhra'?

    Yes. It is true. Shubra Aiyappa is 5 feet 10 inches. Earlier actress Abhirami and Gayathri Jayaram were the heroines of good height.

    What happened to the announcement of 'Navagraha' film?

    The first round of discussion is complete. We have collected the shots of veteran villains of Kannada films. We are in the next step to select the sons of nine villains of Kannada cinema for the film. This selection would be complete soon. Then we stitch the story and one from Dr.Rajkumar family might be added to this team of 'Navagraha'.

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