Actor Komal has announced that he is out of director Guruprasad's new film. The film, tentatively titled 'Director's Special,' was announced only last week. Komal had attended the press meet in Hotel Lalit Ashok along with Guruprasad . On Saturday morning he called a private press meet and announced that it was beyond him to shoulder the responsibility of the film.
"The concept and canvas of the film is huge and beyond my capacity. After I heard the story, I realised that I would be unable to do it. So I have decided to come out of the project. I have informed the producer about it," he said. He was asked to speak to the director in the press meet itself. He spoke to Guruprasad on phone and said he was sorry to opt out of the project.
"I am comfortable with humour. But satire is beyond me. I have not told this before but I was offered 'Kallara Sante,' also. But, I did not want to do that political satire," Komal said. Director's Special is about the film industry itself and the satire is on Sandalwood directors. "Being in one family I cannot do satire on family members. Even if it is the director's concept, fingers will be pointed at me. I have full faith in Guruprasad and the loss would be mine and not anyone else," he said.
Komal said there is no pressure on him from anyone to quit the film. "It is my own decision. I was to do two films with Guruprasad. One was a love story and the other the concept of Director's Special. I was under the impression that the love story would be done first. But in the press meet this project was announced. I did not know about the story at that point of time. Later when I realised the enormity of the concept, I am humble coming out of it," he said.
Komal said that he will not be part of the film even if Guru Prasad lowers the bar of expectations as the director is capable of making films even without known artists.
Later speaking to Chitraloka on telephone, Guru Prasad said that he will try to convince Komal, but he may have to go for a new actor if Komal still sticks to his decision.