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He is the son of producer Kumar Taurani and his legacy makes him familiar with the modalities of making movies, but Girish Kumar, who is debuting with Prabhudheva directed "Ramaiya Vastavaiya", says he just focused on the acting part for his first film. "I am not involved with the production of the film because Prabhu did not want me to be part of that. He wanted me to enjoy acting and focus on ...
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He is the son of producer Kumar Taurani and his legacy makes him familiar with the modalities of making movies, but Girish Kumar, who is debuting with Prabhudheva directed "Ramaiya Vastavaiya", says he just focused on the acting part for his first film.
"I am not involved with the production of the film because Prabhu did not want me to be part of that. He wanted me to enjoy acting and focus on that," Girish told IANS.
So, the youngster left the production responsibilities to his dad, who runs Tips Industries Ltd along with his brother Ramesh Taurani. The banner is known for producing films like "Race 2" and "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani".
"Being producer's son there is an advantage that I understand the economics of the industry very well. (Compared to others) I have a better understanding of it and I know how things work," he said.
But there are other pros and cons of being a filmmaker's son, he said and explained it by saying: "Advantage is that you have an opportunity, disadvantage is that there is an added pressure on you."
"I got the opportunity at home, but ultimately the audience will decide whether I am worth the opportunity or not. My work matters. People should focus on my work," he added. ...
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