After turning a director and producer in Marathi with films like Ishq Wala Love and Mangalashtak Once More, Renu Desai is now set for an encore. The actress, who is currently penning a script, is keen to take the film on the floors soon, this time in Telugu.
“I’ve started writing a script on farmers’ suicides. When I came to Hyderabad as a judge for a dance reality show, everyone was asking when I would direct a Telugu film, so I decided to direct it next in Telugu. I’m done with the script and am now working on the dialogues,” reveals Renu.
To get a first-hand insight about the farmers’ way of life, Renu will soon set off to a village. “I did farming during childhood (along with my father), so I have an understanding on how things work, but that was long ago. Now I want to go to a village and get a better insight into farmers’ lives,” she says.
Interestingly, the Badri actress is also producing the film. “I will be answerable to someone if I get an outsider as a producer, and I don’t want that,” she states, adding, “The film will highlight not only the farmers’ plight, but also showcases the solutions. I am planning to start shooting the film early next year.”