If anyone has been wondering about filmmaker Hari’s obsession with cop roles, they sure got an answer at the press meet held ahead of the release of his flick Poojai on Tuesday. Hari attributes love for cop roles to the power it wields. In fact, he had wanted to become a sub-inspector and even made up his mind for the field. But it didn’t work out.
“If you’ve seen Ayya, which is not an action-oriented movie, there’s Prakash Raj who brings in the ‘torture’ element. Scripts demand action, and finally, the film is made keeping the audience in mind. And as far as they are concerned, they love all genres.”
“I love action. And that’s why I love police roles. The police uniform has so much value. That’s the power of police. Even I wanted to become a sub-inspector before I turned my attention to films,” he added.
With Poojai slated for Deepavali release, everyone would assume that would be the centre of discussion. However, Hari chose to talk a little about the Vishal-starrer, divulging only what’s required to arouse the audiences’ interest
“Poojai is a family entertainer. There are fight sequences. Overall, it’s a romantic action flick. Shruthi Haasan has done a great job and Vishal, as always, has been perfect.”
Poised for his next film, Hari will yet again collaborate with Suriya.
“My next film is with Suriya, but we haven’t decided yet whether it’s going to be a sequel to the Singham series. Right now, I am focused on promoting Poojai,” he said.
The filmmaker took the opportunity to thank the media for supporting him from his early days.
“When my first film Thamizh had released, I had no idea that I would get so much support from media. Even though the film wasn’t a hit, I think I got enough attention a budding director must get,” he said.