Upendra gives nod to 'philosophical' story by newcomer Maurya
The commercial entertainer produced by TR Chandrasekhar is being helmed by the debutant
Even though Upendra has his hands full, the actor-director-politician has given his nod to yet another project. The yet-to-be titled film will be made under the banner of Crystal Park Cinema, produced by TR Chandrashekar and directed by debutant, Maurya DN.
Interestingly, the first-time director's script is a commercial entertainer will philosophy blended in. “As director or actor, Upendra has always been part of unique subjects. The philosophical bit, which is a miniscule portion, can only be delivered by an actor like Upendra,” says the director, about the film that will go on floors next month, even though the rest of the cast is yet to be finalised.
Apparently, when Maurya started work on the subject a year and half ago, he wrote it with Upendra in mind. “I initially pitched the subject to the producer and told him that the story was tailormade for Upendra. When I narrated it to the actor, he seemed impressed and gave it the green signal after few rounds of discussion,” he adds.
Having grown up watching Upendra’s films, Maurya looks up to the star as an inspiration. And so, directing a film with his role model is nothing short of a dream come true. The filmmaker says that even narrating a script to Upendra, who has been a technician and actor himself, was a challenge. “I did my homework before I gave the final narration. He liked the fact that my script was quite detailed.”
Currently, Upendra is awaiting the release of Home Minister. While his I Love You with R Chandru is on the floors, the actor also recently signed a project with director Shashank, which will start only in March.