RS Prasanna who helmed ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ (2017), and brought the topic of erectile dysfunction to our cinema screens, has said he doesn’t intend on continuing to make films of this genre.
In the Deccan Chronicle, Prasanna says he needs to be very careful on what he chooses as his next topic. “It is not a sex-related subject again — repetition would amount to death. I know I broke through the taboo on sex subjects in mainstream Hindi cinema. That doesn’t mean I’d like to encash on that theme or make it my forte. I’ve many more stories to tell, and none of them are about sex right now.”
Prasanna who is currently writing his next film, has got Siddharth Roy Kapur on board to produce the film. However the director didn’t reveal much about his forthcoming project. “It’s a subject that was with me for some time now. I have been working on it. It is going to be a light-hearted take on an important issue. But there will be no message mongering or preaching. Audiences have no appetite for finger-wagging cinema.”
Prasanna also shared how much of a fan he is of S. S. Rajamouli, after sharing a platform together and discussing all things cinema. “To simply sit with him in a discussion on cinema during 2017 was such an honour for me. To watch him talk with such childlike enthusiasm about his work and about what cinema means to him, was a huge learning experience. If I could retain that same level of enthusiasm in me that I had while making my first film I’d consider myself blessed.”