True-blue entertainer: Kumar Nagendra on 'Joru'
Kumar Nagendra says his directorial venture ‘Joru’, starring Sundeep Kishan in the lead role, is a \"true-blue entertainer\" made purely based on the feedback he received for his directorial debut ‘Gundello Godari’.
Kumar Nagendra says his directorial venture ‘Joru’, starring Sundeep Kishan in the lead role, is a "true-blue entertainer" made purely based on the feedback he received for his directorial debut ‘Gundello Godari’.
"When my first film released, the only compliant I received from audiences was the absence of comedy in it. I had decided then that when I make my next film, I'll have oodles of comedy. That's how ‘Joru' was conceived and it has now turned out to be out-and-out entertainer," told Nagendra.
"My motto was to entertain with 'Joru', which is like a Rohit Shetty style Telugu film, but the comedy is not cheap as we've maintained certain standard," he said.
This would be the second time that he will be working with his buddy Sundeep Kishan.
"After we finished my first film, I narrated just a few lines from 'Joru' to Sundeep, and he happened to like it. He agreed to do the project without even hearing the complete script because he felt it was different," said Nagendra.
The film also features three heroines -- Raashi Khanna, Priya Banerjee and Sushma Raj. But Nagendra says he didn't cast them to up the glamour quotient.
"There's a misconception that if you cast three heroines, the film becomes glamorous. It doesn't work that way. If you watch my first film, every character had a purpose in it. In 'Joru' too, you wouldn't find one unwanted character," he said.
"Besides the three heroines, there are about 20 other artists in important roles. All their characters are extremely important. I spent nearly four months on this script," he added.
He clarifies that the film revolves around the heroines."These three actresses are playing the same character and that's makes this film unique. That's why I call it a confusion drama. Audiences will have clarity about what's happening on the screen but the characters will be in neck deep confusion," he said.