He’s the most recent baddie to enter K Town, having made an impact with the Vishal -starrer Naan Sigappu Manithan. Playing the menacing molester, Prinz is now ready with his next release Naigal Jakirathai (NJ), in which he plays the villain again.
“NJ is actually my debut film. But it was while shooting for it that I got the offer of acting in NSM, which got released first,” reveals Prinz. A graphic designer, Prinz nursed a secret dream to become an actor. “But I always wanted to be a villain. I admire actors like Sonu Sood who are versatile,” he says.
So, how did films happen? “I owe it to my close friend Karthik, who took me to a film function, where Vishal spotted me. He felt I was perfect for the villain’s role in Pandiya Naadu. But it didn’t work out since someone had already been selected for the role. Vishal promised me that he would contact me. Three months later, I unexpectedly got a call from his office. I went for the auditions and was selected,” says Prinz.
Prinz was selected for the Sibiraj starrer NJ, after 30 others were rejected during the auditions. “Director Shakti of Nanayam fame felt I had the right eyes, build and freshness for the role,” says Prinz. The bad boy has already shot for 30 days for NJ, where a dog is one of the main characters. “It’s a revenge saga and I play a kidnapper. A large part was shot in forests in Palakkad and Ooty. In fact, there are lots of chase scenes with me and the dog, who helps Sibi tackle the criminals,” says Prinz. As part of the role, Prinz had to contend with painful dog bites. “I was bitten countless times by the dog, a Belgian Shepherd, on my legs and hands, when he was chasing me. I had to take injections and continue shooting. Once the dog had decided I was a bad guy, he would keep growling at me as soon as I came on sets. It even bit Sibi who had to get stitches on his stomach,” adds Prinz, who did the chases without a dupe.
The actor is careful about choosing scripts. “People say I was scary in NSM, but they click photos with me. It’s a huge compliment for me,” he says.