Jayaram is a skilled percussionist.

How Jayaram bagged a role in Prakash Rajs bilingual Digital Native
Flix Cinema Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 13:39

Jayaram has bagged a role in the Prakash Raj directorial, a bilingual to be made in Tamil and Malayalam. The two were working together in the film Achayans when Prakash Raj came to know that Jayaram is a skilled percussionist.

Soon after, he narrated a script that required a professional percussionist like him to play the main lead and Jayaram was too happy to sign on the dotted lines.

Speaking about it to the Times of India, Jayaram said, “He never knew that I played chenda professionally till he saw me perform. After that, he told me a subject that he had in his mind for long. I loved the story as the character of the movie is someone who needed the skills of a percussionist. So, I could relate to it too.”

On his friendship with Prakash Raj, the actor added, “I have known him from his second movie in Tamil. I was doing Nila in 1994 when his debut Tamil film Duet hit the theatres. I asked my director to watch Duet and told him that there's a good actor in it, who has done a few Kannada movies and he would be a great addition to our movie. That's how Prakash sir was cast as the villain in Nila. After that we have gone on to do a lot of Tamil movies.”

The bilingual will start rolling this year, revealed Jayaram.

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