It is a known fact that Kannada superstar Upendra has started his own film production house, 'Upendra Productions'. The actor is all set to direct the first movie under home banner, which is named as Uppi 2, and will be produced by Priyanka Upendra and CR Mohan.
The actor, who celebrated his 45th birthday, yesterday (Sep 18), launched his home banner and Uppi 2 in the presence of many Sandalwood stars. The event was graced by celebrities like Ravichandran, Shivaraj Kumar, Puneet Rajkumar, Jaggesh, Ramesh Aravind, and veteran actresses like Jayanthi, Jayamala and Hema Chowdary.
Apart from his acting, Upendra is also known for his direction. He started his career in Kashinath's team with the movie Anantana Avaantara. Uppi worked as a set designer and a dialogue writer in Kashinath's movies.
On his birthday, amidst busy schedule, Uppi spoke to Oneindia about his upcoming movie Uppi 2. In movie making, Upendra has balanced acting and direction. When we asked him about the difference between these two, Upendra said, "Acting and direction are very different. If I am directing a movie, I will be whole and soul of the movie. On the other hand, acting is equally challenging, because people considers that."
Continue to read the excerpts from the interview with Upendra on the slider...
About Uppi 2...
When asked about Uppi 2, Upendra just smiled and said, "I don't want to reveal anything now, I know our audience will wait for the movie."
Tell Us Something About The Concept 'Neenu'.
Upendra, who rocked as 'Naanu' in Upendra, has introduced the new term 'Neenu' in Uppi 2. He said, "Ok, 'Neenu' is you yourself. After Naanu, now it's 'Neenu'."
About Producer Priyanka Upendra...
Priyanka is more happy now, she has taken all the burden of celebrating my birthday, with many surprises. She is more enthusiastic to produce Uppi 2.
When Is Uppi 2 Releasing?
If everything work according to my plan, then Uppi 2 will be in front of you on my next birthday, September 18, 2014.
Who Is Your Favourite Actor?
All actors are my favourite. There will be some or the other thing in every person that I might learn.
Om is the movie that gave an identity for me in Kannada Film industry. I loved working with Shivanna. Though he was an established actor then, he was very supportive and motivated me. What more support a fresher can expect from the star?
We, at Oneindia, wish him all the very best for his home production and Uppi 2.