Going by RGV and Shivarajkumar, the actor’s character in Killing Veerappan seems to have required him to stare deep and long into evil, until evil stared back at him. No wonder then that Ram Gopal Varma himself has stated: ‘Shivarajkumar is more terrorising than Veerappan’.
The actor agrees and says, “One needs to become a demon to kill another demon and that transformation was necessary for the character.”
Speaking about how the film stands out from the other two films on Veerappan already attempted in Kannada, Shivarajkumar emphasises that it is the style of RGV that brings out the difference. “Every director has his own style of making. According to RGV, this part of Veerappan’s life has not been shown before. This episode is after he grew popular as a forest brigand and the task that was undertaken in Operation Cocoon is well portrayed here,” he explains and adds that the magic of RGV lies in his honest attempts with different genres, be it
romance, horror, gangster subjects, or comedy. “You name a genre and he has attempted it. Secondly, his subjects are connected with big artistes like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, JD Chakravarthy, Ajay Devgn, and Vivek Oberoi. He has tried to bring something new in each film and Killing Veerppan is again an exceptional film from him,” he says.
Asserting that a subject like Veerappan cannot be bound within one language, the actor says, “When we say ‘Police’, it becomes a common word. It is only because, we live in Karnataka that we say Karnataka police. As for Veerappan, he has also become a common phenomenon without any boundaries. So Killing Veerappan is also common without any language barrier,” he says.
The actor will soon be associating with RGV again for a film titled South. And according to the actor, the film has an emotional connect. “The film is about a South Indian’s life in the North,” he reveals.
As for Veerappan, he has also become a common phenomenon without any boundaries. So Killing Veerappan is also common without any language barrier,Shivarajkumar, actor