Prakash Raj never shies away to express his thoughts be it on Twitter or in person. He is always honest to talk about movies or the mafias in the industry. He who is gearing up for his upcoming web series Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy opened up on the web show. He also spoke on how the mafia in the entertainment industry stopped during the pandemic.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Prakash Raj said, “Cinema is a language, the most recent human language. It was like a river and it flowed but people stopped it. They put conditions on it that you should show it only in theatres and began thinking writing was only about two-and-a-half hour stories. Everybody had been stopping things like you can’t release it on TV first etc. But once the pandemic stopped this mafia, people had to go and this content came out.”
He also mentioned the evoke of OTT has opened door to many actors and content. “That’s the beauty of this medium. Earlier, I had to do certain loud films. I had to do it because there is a certain set of audience for that. My stardom is because of that. But now I don’t have to worry about it because the number of audience is more now,” said the actor.
Mukhbir is a spy thriller about a savvy intelligence officer. The series is an untold story from the 1960s. The web show will premier on 11th November on Zee 5. Many have compared it to Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi as the base storyline seemed similar. Apart from Prakash Raj, in an ensemble cast, Mukbhir also stars Zain Khan Durrani and Adil Hussain. Directed by Shivam Nair and Jayprad Desai, the series is produced by Victor Tango Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
On the work front, Prakash Raj has a great slate of work lineup including Varisu, Kabzaa, and Shaakuntalam.