My Year of Prakash Raj

Some people spend a year
cooking Julia Child's recipes, or following all of the rules in the Bible, or reading books by people who spent a year doing something. My quest is to watch the 200-some films of South Indian character-actor-extraordinaire, Prakash Raj. (It'll probably take more than a year... and I'll post about some Prakash-less films here as well.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Prakash Raj Academy of Acting- Online Division!

Look what popped up in my google alerts this morning!
Prakash Raj to start Acting Academy
IndiaGlitz [Monday, September 13, 2010]

Acting power house Prakash Raj has announced a plan to set up an acting school in south India to train actors. Prakash Raj revealed this plan while speaking at the 125 days celebration event of his first directorial venture ‘Naanu Nanna Kanasu’ on Sunday.

‘Prakash Raj Academy of Acting’ will most probably set up in either Hyderabad or Bangalore on 20 acres of land. An American Indian Mr Prasad has come forward to invest Rs.300 crores in Indian film industry and Prakash Raj is the prize catch for him.

With the American NRI the meeting with Karan Johar, Aamir Khan, Prakash Raj the first meeting was held recently and the outcome of it is ‘Prakash Raj Academy of Acting’. The NRI investor is keen on funding Rs.20 crores on this acting Academy says Prakash Raj.
(Rrreyyy! Why didn't I wait a week to start this blog? The title of this post could have been the blog title. Think of the page hits...)

I guess I'll have to wait to sign up for actual classes in Hyderabad or Bangalore (at least until that NRI investor writes the check) but in the meantime, I've already designed my own, independent-study, online coursework:

Eyebrow Lifting 101

Introduction to Comedically Eating Spicy Food

Theatrical Skills 203: Blowing Smoke to enhance your character's evilness

Intermediate Machete-Waving: Waving Machetes Out of a Bus Window

Theatrical Skills 208: Working with Special Effects

Graduate Level Course: Commercial Endorsements


  1. LOLS. Nice of you to let Prakash-garu have the name for his school. It would have been a great Blog name, but the one you have chosen is awesome, like PR.

  2. Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love love love it!

    It could be in the subline of your blog :D

  3. @Nikki I may yet steal the title.

    @Margaret- hee, you're right, Prakash has some onscreen romantic moves that he could include as a course. I'll have to do a post on that.

  4. I'm a dancer, so I'm looking for the dance training part of his academy?

    That's where I will enroll on scholarship. Hehe.

  5. Prakash raj sir is a fantastic actor, and he providing acting in his own acting school it means definitely it will become popular, and the above article helps for the youngsters who are willing to join in an acting school.

    Acting schools in hyderabad