'I don't write stories, I steal stories', says V Vijayendra Prasad!

23rd Nov, 2022

Recently, the opening ceremony of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Goa on Sunday in which numerous Bollywood stars Ajay Devgn, Kartik Aaryan, Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty attended the event. 

On Monday, the screenwriter of movies like Baahubali and RRR, V Vijayendra Prasad attended the event and highlighted his content creation and story-telling process. 

Talking on the second day of the nine-day-long festival, Prasad revealed, “I don’t write stories, I steal stories. Stories are there around you, be it epics like Mahabharat, Ramayan, or real-life incidences, there are stories everywhere. You need to represent it in your unique style.”

As we all know that V Vijayendra Prasad is a famed screenwriter of blockbuster movies like Baahubali, RRR, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Magadheera.

He further revealed that he always tries to create a hunger within the audience for his story. 
“The pursuit to create hunger among the audience for your story kicks off creativity within you. I always try to create a hunger within the audience for my story and characters and that drives me to create something unique and appealing”, revealed the famous screenwriter.

He went ahead and elaborated on his style of screenwriting. Prasad revealed, “I always think of a twist at the interval and organize the story accordingly. You have to create something out of nothing. You have to present a lie, which looks like the truth. A person who can tell a good lie can be a good storyteller.”

Recalling his experience of writing for the blockbusters like Baahubali and RRR, Prasad said, “I don’t write, I dictate stories. I have everything in my mind; the flow of the story, the characters, the twists”. 

He later said that “one good writer should cater to the needs of the Director, Producer, Primary Protagonist and Audience.”

IFFI is scheduled to be held from November 20-November 28.