Biggest inspiration
   Date :01-Dec-2023

Prashant Neel
No one portrays grey roles the way megastar Amitabh Bachchan does, says KGF director Prashant Neel, who believes all his leading men carry a bit of the superstar's anti-hero persona in them. Neel, who directed the pan-India hit KGF: Chapter 1 in 2018 and followed it up with KGF: Chapter 2 in 2022, is currently promoting Prabhas-starrer Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire that is set to release on December 22.
Both the films are produced by Hombale Films. "Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest inspiration for all my movies. There are a lot of movies that he did where he played the hero but he was also the villain. That's a genre that was rarely seen post that period. The way he portrayed the greys, I don't think anybody else did it,” the writer-director told PTI. "He made villainy look heroic. So, I try to do that with my movies... I try to make my characters look as negative as possible, even the positive ones. The hero has to be the biggest villain of my movie," he added.
"Before I die, I want to do a movie with Amitabh Bachchan. Being a student of cinema of the 70s, 80s and 90s, I can't think of anybody else other than him. It's my biggest dream to want to make a movie for Amitabh Bachchan. I've to make him the biggest villain of my movie. I would not make it another way. If he agrees to do something, it will be the biggest honour of my life."