Suriya's ready to work with Varma, again
Barely a week after the debacle of Rakht Charitra, Ram Gopal Varma has decided to launch southern star Suriya with a more conventional romantic-action drama and the actor says he won't mind teaming up with the director again.
Apparently the people behind Rakht Charitra 2 felt Suriya didn't give the film the promotional pitch it required either in Mumbai or in Chennai and as a result the film flopped both in Hindi and Tamil.
But Suriya defends himself saying: "Over here [in Tamil cinema] we don't really go all-out to promote and market our films the way they do in Bollywood. You could say our marketing is more subtle. I don't go out and sell any of my films to the audience."
"However, for Rakht Charitra, I did make an effort to do more publicity than I usually do. RGV and I flew to Madurai to meet the audience and fans — this is something I haven't done before."
"Rakht Charitra was never meant to be a film for all tastes. Even my most violent films have a family base in the plot or there's a love story behind the violence. In Rakht Charitra there was no digression from the intense theme. All in all, no regrets. I'd love to do another film with RGV," he said.