Nirup Bhandari, who performs a musician in ‘Window Seat’, talks of the movie and appearing with Sudeep in ‘Phantom’
The Kannada movie trade appears to be getting again to normalcy with teasers of ready-to-release movies and muhurats. The teaser for Window Seat, launched lately, reveals Nirup Bhandari in a prepare gazing out of the window. Produced by Jack Manju, Window Seat is directed by actor Sheetal Shetty. Nirup is on a brief break after rigorous taking pictures for Phantom, directed by his brother, Anup, with Kichcha Sudeep within the lead. He talks to MetroPlus about SP Balasubrahmanyam, Window Seat, working with Sudeep and his hopes of directing a movie.
You are a fan of the late SPB…
Yes, I used to be shocked once I learnt that he was no extra. We grew up listening to his songs, particularly the mixtures of Illayaraja, SPB and Ravinchandran. It is like part of my childhood has gone.
The teaser of Window Seat was launched final weekend. What is the movie about?
Window Seat is a romantic thriller. I play a guitarist, who performs in a café. He is an introvert and has anger points. He travels on a regular basis by a specific prepare and sits by a window. What occurs at some point varieties the story.
Window Seat is your second movie with a lady director…
Yes. The first was Adi Lakshmi Purana with Priya, who labored with Mani Ratnam. Sheetal began off as a tv actor. I used to be pleasantly stunned once I found that she can be directing Window Seat. Sheetal is an excellent director. I don’t have a look at the gender of the director. What issues to me is that if they’ll execute what they narrated. Women are nice story tellers. It has at all times been grandmothers who’ve informed us tales, very not often has it been the grandfather.
Could you inform us about working with Sudeep in Phantom?
Working with Sudeep is like being in an appearing college. He is simple to be with, and we are at all times discussing cinema. I’m studying a lot from him. Anup and I labored on this script protecting Sudeep in thoughts. The approach he thinks about cinema is wonderful. He can be a director and the way in which he appears to be like at a scene is fascinating. He is aware of the heartbeat of the viewers.
Are you additionally trying to direct like your brother?
Definitely. I’ve at all times been inclined in the direction of path. During Rangi Taranga, I joined Anup as an assistant and made all of the casting calls. I wish to be concerned in different elements too. So, sure, path is on the horizon. I’ve a script prepared.