Stories are there around you, you need to represent it in your unique style: RRR and Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad on ‘stealing’ tales


RRR and Baahubali writer V Vijayendra Prasad is credited for spinning some truly magnificent tales which transcends on screen in beautiful and remarkable film. The renowned scriptwriter recently gave a masterclass on film writing at the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on Monday. The writer not only confirmed working on the script of his son SS Rajamouli’s RRR 2 but also said that story writing is to tell the perfect lie and credited himself for ‘stealing them’ and went on to share the process that goes behind in writing stories that cater to all. 

Talking about his writing process, V Vijayendra Prasad said at the event, “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."

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He further spoke about what drives him to write such successful stories and Prasad said, “The pursuit to create hunger among audience for your story kicks off creativity within you. I always try to create hunger within audience for my story and characters and that drives me to create something unique and appealing. You have to create something out of nothing. You have to present a lie, which looks like truth. A person who can tell a good lie can be a good story-teller.”

He further said about writing for RRR and Baahubali, “I don’t write, I dictate stories. I have everything in my mind; the flow of the story, the characters, the twists.”