Aditi Chengappa roots for indie filmmakers' creativity
Busy working on high-budget Telugu period-drama "Rudhramadevi", southern actress Aditi Chengappa is simultaneously working on multi-lingual film "X" and says she agreed to do the indie movie because she prefers "quality over quantity"
"X" is being directed by eleven filmmakers - Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Hemant Gaba, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath, Suparn Verma and Gautham Vasudev Menon. She is wowed by the creativity brought forth by the independent filmmakers to the project.
"I think what makes independent filmmakers brilliant is their creativity and resourcefulness. It is far more challenging, and I have a lot of respect for them. The crew seemed more like a group of my friends. We had a fantastic time shooting, no ego, no fuss, just hardworking and enthusiastic filmmaking.
Despite knowing "X" is an independent project and might have a limited release, Aditi signed the film because for her "it's always been quality over quantity".
"I'm aware that it may not have a wide release, however what satisfies me is that I'm part of a very classy and intelligent filmmaking process, honestly a dream come true."
Aditi, who has starred in southern films such as "Konjam Koffee Konjam Kadhal" and "Takita Takita", is cast opposite Rajat Kapoor in "X".
"It was a pleasure working with Rajat, who is so talented and respected and yet down to earth. I was nervous initially, but he broke the ice and made things comfortable with his great sense of humoUr on the sets," Aditi said.
She further added: "I admire his presence of mind in every moment. His attention to details in each performance and situation is impeccable."
Aditi, who calls this exercise of collaborating and working "a unique concept", has been shooting for her part for over the past few days. The part featuring her is being directed by Sudhish Kamath.
"X", being produced by Manish Mundra, is slated to release later this year.
(Posted on 28-08-2013)