Director Srinivas Reddy, who has done movies like A Aa E Ee, Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters, Kuberulu and Damarukam, is all set to make his comeback after a year. His next directorial venture Ma Neta Rajanna is a biopic that revolves around the life of late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy (YSR). He says that filmmakers need cinematic liberty to make biopics.
Talking to IANS, Srinivas told, "Biopics are not easy to make. They are very challenging and one needs some degree of cinematic liberty since they are based on someone else's life. Audiences are always ready to point out mistakes in these films, and therefore, you need the freedom to compromise on few things."
The director added, "Making a film based on the life of a political figure means that you're dealing with the emotions of lakhs of his or her followers. One scene is more than enough to earn their wrath. Just because you're making a biopic doesn't mean you can include every minor detail."
In Ma Neta Rajanna, Srinivas Reddy will portray some politicians, who belong to the opposition party, in negative shade without belittling them. The director said, "This wouldn't be possible without having the freedom to even attempt it at the first place." Continue to read more about the film in the slideshow.