Puneeth’s festive drive

Published: 15th May 2014 04:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2014 04:04 PM   |  A+A-

Puneeth Rajkumar's much awaited Yaare Koogadali, will release today as the city will be abuzz with the 5th Bengaluru International Film Festival. "BIFFES 2012 will bring in the festival spirit to the city. I would love to watch the best of the films that will be screened at this fest provided I get time out of my busy schedule. I personally feel it is an excellent opportunity specially for the entire industry where film fraternities can watch films made all over the world. Moreover, this festival will help get an idea of movies made in foreign languages, which will be huge for cinema," he discussed.

As for his next flick, Puneeth affirms that Yaare ... is filled with loads of stars like Yogi, Bhavana and others, and the movie carries a good social message. This is the first time, I am working with a Tamil director, Samuthirakani, whose efforts may pay off once we get the audience reaction."

This is the second time Yogi will team up with the actor whose first film was Huduguru. "He is an excellent actor and has also become a good friend of mine. This has led to a good chemistry between us on screen as well," he contributed.

Having got an opportunity to work with Sammuthirakani, Puneeth is yet to analyse how much the Tamil director has made use of the actor's potential in Yaare.. “Every director has a different way of working with actors. Off late, I have really enjoyed and experienced a different working style with Sammuthirakani and few other directors, I have worked with. This film will see me in two characters which itself will be quite exciting to watch out for.”

Puneeth generally doesn't believe in the difference created between the mass and class sector.

"We put an effort to make good movies and I want the entire family go and watch the film. We make movies for all and not for a particular area or category," explained Puneeth. Over the years, Puneeth has earned quite a reputation for not publicising his work. "It is always good when people ask me questions about my movie rather than me talking about it. If the release of my films create a buzz than I feel blessed," he

admitted. The remake bug is catching up in the industry and Puneeth has also joined the bandwagon as Yaare...is a remake of Porali, which was a huge hit in Kollywood. "Remakes are not new today. Earlier, I had some of my films which were remakes. I don't call it a bug. If the script is interesting to me, I do it," he clarified.

So has he had sleepless nights thinking about what film to do after Yaare...? "Nothing has been confirmed as of now. I was supposed to finalise my next flick. But the script did not come out as expected. Now it will take some more time," Puneeth explained.



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