Liars Are Good Storytellers: ‘RRR’ Writer Vijayendra Prasad
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Veteran screenwriter K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, who has penned the scripts for epic films like ‘Baahubali’, ‘RRR’ and ‘Magadheera’, has said that he does not write stories but “steals” them.
Vijayendra Prasad is also the father of director S.S. Rajamouli.
Talking about how he started his journey, he said: “I did everything possible to earn a living, including agriculture before becoming a writer. Writing came much later in life.”
During the workshop, he also talked about his screenwriting style. He mentioned that he always thinks of a twist at the interval and organizes the story accordingly.
“You have to create something out of nothing. You must present a lie, which looks like the truth. A person who can tell a good lie can be a good storyteller,” he added.
Then came the surprise from him, which left the audience in attendance shell-shocked: “I do not write stories, I steal them. Stories are there around you, be it epics like Mahabharat, Ramayan, or real-life incidents, there are stories everywhere. You need to represent it in your unique style.”