Puneet Rajkumar is back with his next project Anna Bond, which is billed as the most-awaited release of 2012. Having teamed up again with Suri, who directed him in blockbuster Jackie, the Power Star is looking forward to the release of Anna Bond. He is curious to know how the audience will react to their second combo film.
In a candid chat with Oneindia, Puneet Rajkumar has shared his experience of working with Suri again, about the film, the Bond girls and many more. Continue to read the Power Star's interview...
How did you feel when Suri approached you post Jackie success?
I consider myself as lucky to have got the opportunity to work in Suri's back-to-back films. Many believe that he is fortunate to work with me, but it is vice-versa. I think it is my luck to be able to team up with him once again.
How was the experience this time?
It was excellent. Working with such a great technician gives you a wonderful feeling. And that's why I keep telling you that it is my luck to have got the opportunity to work with him again.
What is your Anna Bond all about and does it have any connection with the Bond films?
The word 'Bond' just gives a kick to the title of the film. And the movie has no connection with the Bond films. Only thing I can tell you at this stage is, the movie is little different from my earlier flicks.
Can you please pinpoint one highlight of Anna Bond?
I have worked three to four months for this film. Everything for me is the highlight in the film. As a viewer, I am eagerly waiting for the release of the movie to see what the fans find it as the highlight of the film. However, above everything, I believe that the story itself is the hero.
Any memory that long-lasts in you forever?
Sharing screen-space with Jackie Shroff will remain in my heart forever.
Tell us about the Bond girls: Priyamani and Nidhi Subbaiah.
Both are extremely good. It's my second film with Priyamani, who is a great friend of mine. Of course with Nidhi Subbaiah, it's my first film. It is a great feeling to work with such hard working girls who really have given everything for the the film.
Audience have high expectations from Anna Bond. The success of Jackie has made them to pin high hopes on this film. Aren't you feeling pressurised from these expectations?
There has been always pressure in my every release. But I will not let this pressure ruin my work. I will never take it to my head, as otherwise we won't be able to work hard on a given project. Our entire Anna Bond team has worked hard and hope the audience will like what we have done.
What's next after Anna Bond?
As you all know, I am doing Poraaali remake and lot more is on the way. I have another project, which will be produced by RS Productions. But I don't want to reveal the director's name. And soon, you can find it in advertisements.