Indraganti Mohan Krishna: Nani has the potential to transform into any kind of role
The director opens up on his upcoming OTT release, V and reveals why he has roped in Nani and Sudheer Babu for the lead roles
Indraganti Mohan Krishna's upcoming multi-starrer V is all set for a direct-to-digital release. An intense action thriller which revolves around an intriguing chase between a cop and a serial killer on the loose, V is produced by Dil Raju. The film presents Nani as the killer and Sudheer Babu as the cop.
Ask Indraganti on what prompted him to sign Nani in a negative role, and the director says, "Nani is the perfect choice for this character. I have worked with him in several films and I can confidently say that he has the potential to transform into any kind of role, seamlessly. When I pitched V to him, I had no clue that this would be his 25th film. When I realised and asked if he was okay with playing the antagonist, he said it is fine with it. I am sure he has taken a risk. When I watched the first copy of V, I understood only Nani could pull off this role gracefully."
On working with Sudheer Babu, Indraganti reveals, "Sudheer has given his 100 per cent to the film. Keeping his action hero image in mind, we have shot a spine-chilling action sequence that I am sure his fans will enjoy. I would say it is the most expensive sequence of the film and it has come out really well. I am sure Sudheer's performance in this sequence will be one of the high points of our film."
The film has Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari as the female leads. Without divulging much information about their roles, the director says, "I have come across many theories on social media. I will not reveal much about the details as I don't want to spoil the fun. I am confident that both Nivetha and Aditi's characters will leave a lasting impact on the audience."
The film was initially planned for a Ugadi release, but it was postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. However, the delay in release has not affected Indraganti's spirits as the director sees this as a perfect opportunity for the film to cater to a wider audience.
"Elderly people are not stepping out and I doubt if they will go to theatres now even if they are reopened. Also, a section of people will wait for the film to pass its first week test and then decide whether to watch our film or not. Now that the film is releasing on OTT, everyone can watch it on FDFS (First Day First Show). We have customised the sound and effects to suit all kinds of devices because I think it's important to give the best to the audience," concludes Indraganti.