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Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 23:42 IST

Saindhav director Sailesh Kolanu says he has exhausted himself with this film: Have barely slept..

Before Saindhav, Sailesh Kolanu had made films like Hit and later its sequel Hit - The Second Case, both of which found major commercial success at box office.

Sailesh Kolanu; A still from Saindhav
Sailesh Kolanu; A still from Saindhav | Image:Instagram
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Filmmaker Sailesh Kolanu, whose next film with Venkatesh titled Saindhav is all set for a grand theatrical release, recently spoke about his film and the challenges of the opportunity at the trailer launch of his film.

A still from Saindhav | Image: IMDb

I have exhausted myself as a filmmaker: Sailesh Kolanu

The director honestly spoke about the physical and mental toll this project has taken on him. Kolanu stated that he has barely slept in the last few days, having decided to preserve his energy for pre-release events. The filmmaker added, “I’ve exhausted myself as a filmmaker with Saindhav and I don't think I can make a better film than this.  Before Saindhav, Sailesh Kolanu earlier made films like Hit and later its sequel Hit - The Second Case, both of which found major commercial success at Telugu box office. 

A still from Hit - The Second Case | Image: Instagram

I wasn’t conscious of directing Venkatesh: Saindhav director

Saindhav is the 75th film of Venkatesh, who has been active in Telugu cinema for over 35 years. Addressing the pressure of taking upon such a project, Kolanu stated, “I wasn’t very conscious of directing Venkatesh in his 75th film, mostly during the filmmaking. But after noticing the celebratory vibe during the promotions, I’m more or less understanding the value of this opportunity.” Kolanu also acknowledged Venkatesh’s generosity for trusting a filmmaker like him, who had only made 2 films earlier in his career, adding, “I have given everything to fulfill my responsibility.”

Talking about Venkatesh’s dedication towards the project, Kolanu stated, “He has put his heart and soul into the project for over a year. Now, this is the time to watch and celebrate Venkatesh on the big screen.” Kalianu also thanked his producer Venkat Boyanapalli for helping him put together this project.

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A still from Saindhav | Image: IMDb

Saindhav also marks Nawazuddin Sidduqui’s Telugu debut

While Venkatesh plays the film’s protagonist, the ensemble cast of Saindhav comprises of names like Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Jeremiah, Ruhani Sharma, Arya and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is making his Telugu debut with this film. 

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Saindhav | Image: IMDb

Saindhav is set to hit the theatres on January 12, where it clashes with many big Telugu movies like Ravi Teja starrer Eagle, Mahesh Babu starrer Guntur KaaramHanuMan and Nagarjuna starrer Naa Saami Ranga.

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 23:42 IST

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