I Am Planning A Movie With Suriya on Vedas, Says Chandoo Mondeti

After tasting massive success with 'Karthikeya 2', young and happening director Chandoo Mondeti is planning to make a magnum opus bases on the renowned Vedas to create awareness on spiritual matters among the young audiences.

Talking about his ongoing project, Chandoo describes his next film with reigning star Naga Chaitanya as a gripping story of fishermen who get stuck in Pakistan. He is also in touch with Tamil superstar Suriya and B-town actors like Hrithik Roshan and Kartik Aaryan. He shares his future plans with Deccan Chronicle.

Q: What kind of movie that you are making with Naga Chaitanya that triggered a lot of hype?

A: It will be a very interesting and gripping entertainer. It would also showcase young actor Naga Chaitanya in a new light. He is going for an image makeover to fit into the role of a humble fisherman. The story takes place in some villages of Srikakulam, where people are fishermen by profession. The film marks the trials and tribulations of fishermen who spend the whole year in the midst of the sea and spend just a few days with their families. The struggles of families of fishermen when the latter are stranded in Pakistan forms the crux of the story.

Q: You had a couple of meetings with Tamil superstar Suriya?

A: It is always great talking to Suriya sir since he is quite encouraging and friendly too. I was on cloud nine, when Suriya talked about my film ‘Karthikeya 2’ by vividly remembering various shots from the film. Every meeting with him has been quite enriching for me. I am planning a film about four Vedas - Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda - with him and it would be a socio-fantasy kind of movie and we are both quite excited about it. Although he will be busy for another one and half to two years, he calls me to check about the progress in the script, which is quite amazing.

Q: We heard that you are moving to Bollywood and held discussions with top actors?

A: I have been in touch with B-town stars like Hrithik Roshan and Kartik Aaryan for some time. In fact, I wanted this fisherman story to be made in Hindi with Kartik Aaryan, but later we found a perfect match in Naga Chaitanya and began to shoot in multiple languages. I would love to do a straight Hindi film since we can reach out to a wider section of audience and explore more universal themes.

Q: You seem to be fascinated with mythological stories?

A: I have extensively read epics like Ramayana and Mahabharat besides Bhagavatham and realized the potential of such massive stories and understood their core values. Of course, I’ll be making social dramas with a tinge of mystical touch to enrich new generation viewers about our ancient people and their eminent works. I like to dish out movies in different genres. I also believe that we should not restrict our children in the name of god, rather allow them to blossom on their own.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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