Actor Allari Naresh, who is looking forward to the release of Bangaru Bullodu tomorrow, says he spent 90 percent of the lockdown time-consuming content on OTT platforms. “As someone who is also interested in direction, I watched a wide variety of shows cutting across language barriers. In particular, I enjoyed Scam 1992. I also found Lootcase to be hilarious and I felt it matches my comedy timing. I’ve had multiple discussions with Anil Sunkara on the prospect of remaking it in Telugu,” Naresh says.
The actor is open to the idea of his OTT debut if a good script comes along. “I don’t have any inhibitions to get into OTT space,” he points out, adding that he is also open for supporting roles like the one he did in Maharshi, role of which earned him rave reviews.
The actor, who has made a career out of featuring in slapstick comedy entertainers, wants to deviate from that space. “I want to do a dark comedy like Andhadhun. Irrespective of the genre — whether it’s a comedy or a serious film — I want to associate with content-rich cinema from hereafter,” he says, adding that in the lockdown he attended a lot of zoom calls as well, nodding his head to a couple of stories by new directors. “I don’t know which one will go to the floors first. I’ve also green-lit another story of Naandhi director Vijay Kana-kamedala but for it to materialise we have to wait for the result of Naandhi.
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