After Gultoo, Naveen Shankar signs a romance
Riding on the success of his debut, Gultoo, the actor has signed his next film, a romance to be directed by a debutant
Naveen Shankar made a huge splash with his debut project Gultoo. The film on cyber crime, helmed by Janardhan Chikkanna, was well-received and appreciated by the audience for its content. It also gave the actor a chance to prove his mettle, which led to the opening of several doors in the industry for him.
In Gultoo, which is on its way to completing 50 days at the box office, Naveen tried his hand in a tech-type role. Now, he has signed a romantic film, a decision he has taken after listening to scripts dealing with three different subjects.
Even as we await a formal announcement, Cinema Express got hold of some key details. The yet-to-be titled project, directed by newcomer Dattatreya, will be produced by Paramesh under the banner P2 production. It may be recalled that Paramesh has previously made films like Ganapa, Parijatha, Jeeva and Pallaki.
The makers have also managed to rope in music director Manomurthy of Mungarumale fame for the film. "The love story in this film is unlike any other. The director is looking at a non-linear plot. Though it’s fictional, a commoner can connected with the situations," says Naveen.
Incidentally, the actor's initial plan was to go ahead with Grammayana, a film that he has been on his mind for the last one-and-a-half years. "Since the budget was more than expected, the makers decided that they needed some time to work on that project. There have been a lot of positive reviews for Gultoo. It has given rise to many opportunities. At the same time, I didn’t want to ride on it. I felt that I should not take too much time for my next, and grabbed this opportunity," he explains.
The warm welcome has meant that Naveen has gotten a boost in confidence and is firm on staying on in the industry. "The journey of my first film is unforgetabble especially the way it took off, the making and the appreciation from the audience. I believe that every film should contribute something to the industry, a policy that I want to maintain throughout my film career," he signs off.