Kannada star Upendra, always had a huge following in Tollywood. After a long gap, he is back with the sequel of his super hit film Upendra. Titled Upendra 2, this film is set for a release soon. On this occasion, we caught up with the very down to earth and humble super star for a detailed interview. Let’s see what he has to say.
Q) Why did you take such a long gap after your last film ?
A) I was busy doing films as a hero in Kannada. Right from the time Upendra finished, I always had a thought of a sequel but did not get a proper script. After a lot of thought in this past few years, I have finally found a script which will connect with one and all.
Q) The publicity of this film is quite unique. Have you designed it yourself ?
A) Yes ! I have designed it myself and have a strong reason behind it. As I do not have any big stars and nor the budget of my films are huge, I start thinking creatively and come up with such interesting ideas to promote my films.
Q) All your films are quite different from the regular ones. Why is that so ?
A) I am myself in search of eternity all the time. I have so many unanswered questions in mind and try to showcase what is going on in the society through my films. May be, that is the reason most of the viewers do not like my films.
Q) Where do you draw inspiration for your thoughts ?
A) I am a huge admirer of Jiddu Krishnamoorthy and try to following him in every aspect of my life.
Q) What can we expect from this film ?
A) There are all kinds of elements in this film which will surprise the audience as well as entertain them. All my inner feelings about life and its journey have been incorporated into it. I also feel that ladies with like this film even more.
Q) Are you open to doing character roles like the one in Son of Satyamurthy ?
A) Why not ! I would love to do films in Telugu. Surprisingly, no one is offering me interesting offers.
Q) Tell us your association with producer Nallamalupu Bujji ?
A) I knew him for a very long time. He was associated with some of my films as a distributor and I was always in touch with him. As soon as he knew that I am making Upendra 2, he was ready to bring it in Telugu. After he coming on board for Telugu, my film has become even more bigger.
Q) What do you enjoy more, acting or direction ?
A) Obviously direction. As a director, I have control over everything and I get to decide what ever I want to do.