Rajamouli father: I don’t write stories, I steal them

Renowned film-maker and screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad,  the father of SS Rajamouli, who is known for his projects like Baahubali, RRR, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Magadheera, was among the personalities from the Indian film industry who received honours during the 53rd International Film Festival of India –IFFI. Number of celebrities including  Ajay Devgn, Kartik Aaryan, Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty, attended the 53rd International Film Festival of India opening ceremony held on Sunday in Goa.  The senior writer Vijayendra Prasad conducted workshop titled ‘ The Master’s Writing Process’.  In the workshop, Vijayendra Prasad spoke with aspiring filmmakers and offered tips on how he writes for movies.

In his conversation at the event,  Rajamouli’ father Vijayendra Prasad said that ‘You have to create out of nothing’. He added, “I don’t write stories, I steal them”. Stories are there around you, be it epics like Ramayana, Mahabharath, or any real-life incidents, there are stories everywhere and you have to pick them and present them in the interesting manner”.

 He added, “You have to present a lie, which looks like truth. A person who can tell a good lie can be a good storyteller.”

Vijayendra Prasad shared  his experience of writing for the blockbusters like Baahubali and RRR,  saying, “I don’t write the stories, I dictate. I have everything in my mind.”

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