'I didn't even think twice before accepting Suri's offer'
...says actor-producer Naveen who returns to the face the camera for the director's next film, Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, where the actor is said to essay the role of an antagonist
In yet another surprise casting decision, director Suri has brought back actor-producer Naveen on board for his upcoming film, Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, produced by KP Srikanth.
Having acted in films such as Kadhale En Kadhale in Tamil and Nayaka in Kannada, and produced films like Romeo and Chaddi Dost, Naveen will be back after a hiatus to do what he loves best - acting. In his upcoming film, he will be playing the role of an antagonist.
"When I was a newcomer, I didn't have any idea about what the future held. What I always knew was that I wanted to be an actor. In fact, I never thought I would become a producer. But life is unpredictable. When Suri offered me this role, I couldn't say no to the opportunity. I didn't think twice," says Naveen, who is married to well-known actor Bhavana.
Besides Dhananjay, who plays the lead, and Naveen, Suri has mostly gone in for a fresh cast including Niveditha, Sapthami, Amrutha and Amith Jolly Bastian.
"Suri is a respected director across South India. Even if he ventures into something new, nobody questions him because everyone knows that he thinks out of the box. And he has proved himself each time. I have complete faith in him," adds Naveen.
While he is yet to know the complete details of his role, the actor-producer says it is too early to think of the outcome. "I have my fingers crossed. Working with Suri is like batting for the Indian cricket team, which is already faring well. I am nervous, but hope to live up to Suri's expectations," he signs off.