The screenplay of 'Yogi' will captivate audiences: VinayakOct 11, 2006 B. Anuradha
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (ANS) After the hugely successful "Laxmi", Telugu director V.V. Vinayak is coming up with another thriller. "Yogi" is about a mother-son relationship and Vinayak is confident that it will "captivate the audience".
The film, starring action star Prabhas and Nayantara in the lead roles, is a remake of the Kannada film "Jogi".
"I was excited when I saw the original Kannada version - 'Jogi' - and worked for eight months on the script to deliver a sure-fire winner. Though 'Yogi' is a remake, I took only its core and then designed my screenplay to suit the tastes of the Telugu audience," Vinayak told IANS.
After "Yogi", the director is planning a film with Nagarjuna.
"I am unable to reveal any details about my next film with Nagarjuna because we are in the process of finalising the script. I want to come up with an exciting script to get his acceptance."
Vinayak catapulted into the big league with a series of hits like "Aadi", "Dill", "Tagore" and "Bunny".
Excerpts from the interview:
How would you describe your next film "Yogi"?
This is one of the films I have enjoyed making for its unique narration. We have seen many films revolving round mother-son relations, but our screenplay will captivate the audience. I was excited when I saw the original Kannada version, "Jogi", and worked for eight months on the script to deliver a sure-fire winner.
How was it doing a remake again after "Tagore"? Do you consider remakes as safe bets?
Though "Yogi" is a remake, I took only its core and designed my screenplay to suit the tastes of the Telugu audience. I even refused to start another film simultaneously because I wanted to concentrate on this project since we rarely come across such exciting subjects.
Though "Tagore" was a remake, the audience appreciated my work and I was thrilled when Chiranjeevi included "Tagore" in the 10 top films of his career.
You have mostly worked with big stars. How was it working with Prabhas?
I was fortunate to work with the top stars of Telugu cinema and I enjoyed working with them. Probably I was able to exploit their respective images to taste big success, touchwood.
Coming to Prabhas, I can say without exaggeration that this is one of the best roles of his career. It's a tailor-made role for him. Basically, he is a director's actor.
When are your next films with Nagarjuna and other big stars coming out?
I am unable to reveal any details about my next film with Nagarjuna because we are in the process of finalising the script. I want to come up with an exciting script to get his acceptance, and the rest will follow.
My script for NTR Junior is almost ready, while the subject for Mahesh has reached the final stages. Similarly, I want to work with Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna and Venkatesh again. Even the producers are ready but I need to discover good plots to suit their larger-than-life images before approaching them. Until then I would be busy giving finishing touches to "Yogi".
Do you intend to go into politics?
I have no interest in politics. I have only canvassed for my father in a panchayat election.
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