`Aiyyaa` is riding on Rani`s shoulder, says co-star Prithviraj Sukumaran
Mumbai: He is a superstar down South with 80 films to his credit but actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his debut in Bollywood as the leading man in `Aiyyaa`, has no qualms with the film being portrayed as his co-star.
"Its a Bollywood film and I am a completely a new entity and I love that. The film is riding on Rani`s shoulder and I am happy with it. I love the fact that people will go and watch it as a Rani Mukherjee film and discover me. At the end
of the day its a love story between two people and they are Rani and me," Prithviraj told reporters.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, `Aiyyaa` stars Rani and Prithviraj in lead roles. Rani plays the role of a Marathi girl who falls in love with a South Indian boy.
Prithviraj has acted in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films and his notable performances include `Vaasthavam`, `Indian Rupee`, `Classmates`, Mani Ratnam`s Tamil version of `Raavanan`, `Urumi` and others.
"I need to get real and I understand the fact that I am a beginner in Bollywood, the 80 films that I have done down South and who I am and what I have achieved there has nothing to do with what I am going to do in Bollywood," he said.
Rani has delivered several hits like `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai`, `Black`, `Hum Tum` and `Veer Zaara` among others.
She was last seen in political crime thriller `No one killed Jessica` that released early last year and earned critical acclaim.
"Right now, the film will obviously be Rani`s responsibility because the minute someone as big as her walked into the film it became a Rani Mukherjee project. I think it is a great to make a debut in a way... its a vehicle in which you are travelling," he said.