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Ananth Mahadevan: I don't cast actors according to their images

July 2, 2010 04:10:58 PM IST
Pankaj, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Ananth Mahadevan is all set with his directorial film, RED ALERT- THE WAR WITHIN. The film has traversed through many film festivals and has been appreciated a lot. According to the filmmaker, the film is not a message oriented film.



Ananth says, "It is not a message oriented film. I don't believe in giving messages. I am not a prophet. I am not a messenger. I show things as they are."

He further goes on to say, "It's up to the authorities and the audiences concerned to pick the subtle hints in the film. The film will definitely move the audience. You will go back with a different cinematic experience."

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Suniel Shetty has already won a lot of accolades for his role in the film. So, does Ananth feel that it is Suniel Shetty's best performance till date? "Well, Suniel has gone on record saying that this is his best ever performance and this is a film that he will treasure forever. With this film, he has set a new standard for himself making it difficult for him to now select roles which match up to this film."

Speaking about casting Sameera Reddy, who is normally seen in glamourous roles, in a completely de-glam look, Ananth says, "No one in the film is glamourous. As far as Sameera is concerned, why should I cast actors only according to their images? Sameera is so different in this film that it is difficult to recognize her."

The film will hit the screens on July 9.