Cinematographer PC Sreeram rejected a film because it had Kangana Ranaut as the lead
National Award-winning cinematographer PC Sreeram has garnered immense respect in Indian cinema over the years for his immaculate and flawless work in a career spanning nearly four decades. Having handled the camera for more than 30 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada, the ace technician had also ventured into direction and had done films like Meera, Kuruthipunal and Vaanam Vasappadum.
PC Sreeram, who often receives a number of film offers from those in the top from across the country, took to his Twitter on Tuesday to issue a statement saying he had rejected a film opportunity as it had National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut in the lead role. In his tweet, he said that he had felt uneasy and made his best efforts in explaining his feelings to the team of the said film and expressed his gratitude to them for understanding his stance. Without revealing the name of the film, the legendary cameraman wished the team good luck. His tweet read, "Had to reject a film as it had Kangana Ranaut as the lead. Deep down i felt uneasy and explained my stand to the makers and they were understanding. Some times its only abt what feels right. Wishing them all the best."
Had to reject a film as it had Kangana Ranaut as the lead .Deep down i felt uneasy and explained my stand to the makers and they were understanding. Some times its only abt what feels right . Wishing them all the best.— pcsreeramISC (@pcsreeram) September 8, 2020
Ever since the tweet was posted by PC Sreeram, it has gone viral on social media evoking a ton of mixed responses from his followers and fans. Although a section of people appreciated him for being honest, fans of Kangana Ranaut expressed their dissatisfaction. Kangana Ranaut has been making headlines for a while now in regard to her comments against the city of Mumbai. The actress had also taken a strong stance in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and has voiced her opinion on various topics over the past few days including nepotism, favouritism, bullying and drug abuse in Bollywood.
It is to be noted that PC Sreeram had served as the cinematographer in Kangana Ranaut's Tamil debut film, Dhaam Dhoom, in 2008, under Jeeva's direction, who passed away before it's production was completed. PC Sreeram later finished the film along with GK Manikandan and Anees Tanveer as the co-directors.
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