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KV Vijayendra Prasad Reveals His Inspiration Behind Scripting 'RRR' And 'Baahubali'

Team VC |Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022 - 6:34 PM

KV-Vijayendra-Prasad IFFI
KV-Vijayendra-Prasad IFFI

“A person who can tell a good lie can be a good storyteller,” says ‘Magadheera’ writer

The opening ceremony of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Goa on November 20. Yesterday (November 21) legendary screenwriter of magnum opus films like Baahubali and RRR, K V Vijayendra Prasad graced the event and addressed film enthusiasts and movie buffs at a masterclass on the theme ‘The Master’s writing process’ 

Speaking on the second day of the nine-day-long festival, he said, “I don’t write stories, I steal stories. Stories are there around you, be it epics like Mahabharat, Ramayan, or real-life incidences, there are stories everywhere. You need to represent it in your unique style. A person who can tell a good lie can be a good storyteller.”

The Magadheera writer further remarked that he always tries to create a hunger within the audience for his story. “The pursuit to create hunger among the audience for your story kicks off creativity within you. I always try to create a hunger within the audience for my story and characters and that drives me to create something unique and appealing.”

Recalling his experience of writing blockbusters like ‘Baahubali’ and ‘RRR’ which put the Indian cinema on global map, Prasad said, “I always think of a twist at the interval and organize the story accordingly. You have to create something out of nothing. You have to present a lie, which looks like the truth. A person who can tell a good lie can be a good storyteller.I don’t write, I dictate stories. I have everything in my mind; the flow of the story, the characters, the twists”. 

He also advised the budding storytellers to be their harshest critics which would enable them to take their work to unscalable heights, further adding to the importance of film writers h “A good writer should cater to the needs of the director, producer, primary protagonist and audience," he said. 

When asked about his inspiration as a writer, he answered Mahatma Gandhi and immediately took out a currency note saying, “I was talking about this Gandhiji," leaving the audience in peals of laughter. 

Also Read: KV Vijayendra Prasad Spills The Beans On ‘RRR 2’

Updated date:  Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022 - 6:43 PM

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