Debutant director Maurya walks out of Upendra-starrer Buddhivantha 2
Creative differences between Upendra and the filmmaker led to this move; Jayaram, an associate of R Chandru, is said to have taken the directorial responsibilities
Buddhivantha 2, Upendra’s latest film, started with much aplomb. However, now, debutant director DN Maurya has walked out of the project merely 20 days after shooting began. Though the production house, Crystal Paark Cinemas, is tight-lipped on the matter, sources say creative differences between the actor and the director led to this development. The story of Buddhivantha 2 has been retained, but with a lot of changes in the screenplay, a source adds.
The project, however, is apparently on schedule, and debutant director Jayaram is said to have stepped in. He has earlier worked as an associate with director R Chandru in I Love You.
Upendra had, in an earlier interview with Cinema Express, made a special mention about director Maurya, saying, “Today, directors enter with fresh ideas and a new vision. Maurya is no exception. Buddhivantha 2 is an action thriller and Maurya’s interesting screenplay comes with a message.”
Buddhivantha 2 features Upendra in a double role, with one of the characters being that of a philosopher. The film, featuring actor Aditya as an antagonist for the first time, has Sonal Monteiro and Meghana Raj in the female lead roles. Music director Gurukiran is working on the songs and background score, while Bharat Parashuram is the cinematographer.