After his debut in direction with Govindaya Namaha, which was not only a hit, but made popular because of the song Pyarge Aagbittaite, Pavan Wadeyar is all set with his second release, Googly. And like many young directors, Pavan has taken the responsibility for the story, screenplay, dialogues as well as the direction.
“I don’t know about others but I have taken charge of every aspect of filmmaking right from my first film. I feel, getting involved in many departments of filmmaking will only enable me to get a grip on the film. I don’t think it is wrong to take on multiple tasks if you have the confidence,” he said.
Talking about his inspiration behind making Googly, he says, “I was always passionate about love stories. Of course, I started with a comedy but I don’t want to be associated with one genre. That’s one of the reasons, I picked up this love story. Unlike Govindaya Namaha, Googly will have a tight script,” says Pavan.
It took Pavan about 10 months to complete the project. “I should have completed it in six months but this film needed that much time because of the huge budget. Secondly, I had to concentrate on the look of the actors as well. Making Googly with the support of producers Jayanna and Boganna has given me a lot of satisfaction,” he adds.
Stressing that his second movie does not belong to any genre, Pavan states that he made the movie for pure entertainment. “Common people, who are our audience, have to deal with lot of things in their daily lives. They go to theatres for some entertainment. I direct films keeping them in mind,” he says.
As for choosing lead actors Yash and Kriti Kharbanda, Pavan says, “I knew Yash was a good actor but it was his film Jaanu that caught my attention and I think I made the right choice. He has completely justified the role. Similarly I was looking for an innocent face. When I watched Kriti’s first film Chiru, I was sure that she would fit the bill.”
Even though Pavan seems to be quite confident about his film, he is also under immense pressure. “A person can handle failure by taking more challenges. Handling success is definitely difficult because the imagination of the audience is bigger and unpredictable and we have to meet it. But I am my own judge and I can assure you that this film will have a fresh look,” says Pavan, adding, “Music director and singer, Anoop Seelin is the only person who has watched the entire film and his remarks were— ‘Thank you for giving me an opportunity to do the re-recording.’ I realised it was a compliment. Now it is for the audience to decide.”