The film, written by Premiere Padmini maker Ramesh Indira, will go on floors by mid-2022
Former actress and TV producer Shruti Naidu, who turned to making films with Premiere Padmini, featuring Jaggesh and Pramod in the lead, has announced her next. On Pramod’s birthday today, Shruti announced that she will produce an as-yet-untitled youthful entertainer with him in the lead, which she is hopeful of going on floors with by the middle of the year.
The script for the film, by Premiere Padmini maker Ramesh Indira, is ready, says Shruti. “Although the script is set, we are not starting the film at the moment, as we want to assess the pandemic situation. We are hopeful of things getting better in a few months and, hence, are looking at a mid-2022 launch. This will be a youthful commercial subject, which will have dance numbers, romance, fights, etc., like a complete package. The script has come out well,” she says.
I have always felt that Pramod has the potential to carry a film single-handedly, especially one with all these elements. And then, I thought, why not do one such film with him in the lead from my banner. I am a big fan of typical Bollywood films, which are colourful, with great romantic tracks, songs, pretty-looking faces, etc. I want this film to be something like that, but while also ensuring that there is some solid content to back all these superficial elements. I don’t want it to be too serious with the content or massy with fights. See, back when I was in college, films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai were all the rage. Nowadays, you don’t find such feel-good films anymore, and my plan is to present our film as one such for the youth. When they see this film, they should be able to enjoy,” she says.
Meanwhile, Premiere Padmini 2, is also in the pipeline for Shruti’s banner. “The script of Premiere Padmini 2 is also ready, and we had taken it to Jaggesh sir earlier. Right now, he’s busy with several projects and we need to figure out his and Pramod’s schedules to plan Premiere Padmini 2. At the moment, it looks like we will do this solo film with Pramod first, with Premiere Padmini 2 likely to take off by the end of the year.