Actor Parthiban is back in Chennai after shooting for some major portions of Dhruvanatchathiram in Bulgaria. The film, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, stars Vikram, Ritu Varma and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead. Parthiban was there on a 15-day schedule. Talking to Silverscreen about the shoot, he says: “My children accompanied me to Bulgaria. We assumed it would be a little cold but it was hotter than in Chennai. I play a stylish role in this film. It’s too early to speak about anything else, as I’ve just wrapped up the first schedule.”
Parthiban is also shooting for Keni, a film based on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala water issue, directed by Malayalam filmmaker MA Nishad. “The film is about the politics over water between the two States. Let me talk politics at least in films. I am the first person to join any protest here, but there is no solution. If we don’t get an answer, we move on to another protest.”
Adds the actor: “I had acted in a Malayalam film, Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka a decade ago. Even in that, I’d spoken about the Mullaiperiyar issue. As Keni is addressing a good cause, I’m happy to be a part of this movie.”
Parthiban has completed his work for Thittam Pottu Thirudura Koottam and Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam, and is now working on Kuppathu Raja.