Suri’s starry journey ahead
With speculations rife about the writer-director teaming up with various Kannada stars in his upcoming projects, Suri gives us the low-down on what he plans to do after Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger
Director Suri works with laser-sharp focus, handling only one project at a time. Currently, he is busy on the sets of his upcoming film, Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, which stars Dhananjay in the lead. However, there has been a lot of speculation about his upcoming projects, and rumours abound that he will be collaborating with Sudeep for a film that is likely to be produced by KP Srikanth.
Cinema Express caught up with the director to find out his next course of action. “I am aware that talks of me teaming up with Sudeep for a project are doing the rounds. I have a story and a title in mind for him, but nothing has been finalised,” he tells us. The director adds that both he and Sudeep are busy with their current commitments and hence, it might be best to talk about the project when everything falls into place.
Suri reveals that he also has a script that would fit Darshan and if everything goes according to plan, he would like to take the project forward with the ‘Challenging Star’.
The director is not ruling out the possibility of bringing together Puneeth and Shivarajkumar either. But he says this will happen only if there's a script that does justice to a collaboartion of the brothers. “Bringing two good actors is possible only with an excellent story. Work on that front is going on. It doesn’t have to be Tagaru 2. I have a few ideas in mind, but I am yet to discuss them,” says Suri.
‘After Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, I have to take up Kaage Bangara’
At one point of time, Suri had planned to drop Kaage Bangara, which is a prequel to his Kendasampige. However, owing to public demand, he is now determined to take it up. “Every film of mine has the potential to be continued with a sequel. People are keen that I take up Kaage Bangara, and so it will be my next project. The script is ready and I need to have a final look,” says the director, who also mentions that fifty per cent of the shooting for Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger has been completed.
Donning many hats
The filmmaker, who is a painter as well, admits to a fascination with short films, and is even ready with two to three ideas of his own. “I plan to put up my short films on digital platforms soon. I will talk about this more once I plan to release them. Meanwhile, people will also have a glimpse of my paintings, which I plan to put up on social media,” he tells us.