‘Ananthu vs Nusrath’ looks at relationships

Actor Vinay Rajkumar says his latest release focusses on the importance of relationships in today’s times.
Last Updated 28 December 2018, 13:17 IST

Actor Vinay Rajkumar is known to take up only one project at a time because he doesn’t believe in working on multiple projects only to be remembered for none. After being seen last in ‘Siddhartha’ and ‘Run Antony’, he is now playing a lawyer ‘Ananthu v/s Nusrath’. Vinay says the strength of the script and the gripping narration made him agree to the project. In an interview with Metrolife, Vinay talks about his role and the making of the film.

What is the USP of the film?

The film talks about the importance of relationships and explores the relationship between father and son, husband and wife, brother and sister. It throws light on how the smallest of misunderstandings, if not sort out fast, could lead to bigger and more complicated problems. The characters in the film reinstate the need to sit down and sort out differences, if any, with family and friends, before it blows out of proportion.

What did you like the most about your role?

I play the character of a divorce lawyer. I liked the role and script as soon as it was narrated to me because I’ve never played a role like this before. The film is a romantic comedy that also explores the love between a lawyer and the judge. I found it to be an unusual love story.

What preparations went into your role?

We tried out multiple looks and finally settled for a bearded one. I sat through proceedings in courtrooms and conversed with lawyers to understand how they speak with their subordinates and how they interact with the judge. I had to work towards portraying Ananthu (played by Vinay Rajkumar) as a strong and determined personality.

Tell us about the choice of the title ‘Ananthu v/s Nusrath’?

The idea of choosing this title is to show that when two people from two different communities fall in love, the differences caste, religion and creed don’t come in to focus. What matters is the relationship, trust and strong bond between these two individuals.

Your observation about Latha Hegde as Nusrath?

Latha has played a young judge in the film. I have references for my role, but Latha had to go with her instinct and lend her own interpretation to the character. She has juggled the different shades of a lover, family person and judge to perfection.

(Published 28 December 2018, 12:01 IST)

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