Premam: Naga Chaitanya apologises to director Chandoo Mondeti

Chaitanya and Sruthi Hassan are playing the lead roles replacing Malayalam's Nivin Pauly and Sai Madhuri in the Telugu Premam.

Written by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Published:September 23, 2016 11:52 am
Chandoo Mondeti, Naga Chaitanya Premam director Chandoo Mondeti and actor Naga Chaitanya

The Malayalam blockbuster Premam is set to hit the silver screen in October in its Telugu avatar. With the original hummable track Evare and the trailer getting a million views on YouTube already, the Telugu remake is also getting a similar reception that the Malayalam super-hit got. The film is set for a big release on Dusshera this year.

While the movie is touted to perform well in Telugu too under Chandoo Mondeti’s direction, Chaitanya apologised for asking the director to remake Premam.

“After starting with Premam, asking director Chandoo Mondeti to do a remake was a mistake because he has much more potential and creative ability to direct. So, after the release of this movie, I request Chandoo to take me in his movie with his own story,” Naga Chaitanya said during the audio launch of the movie.

Chaitanya and Sruthi Hassan are playing the lead roles replacing Malayalam’s Nivin Pauly and Sai Madhuri in the Telugu Premam. Meanwhile, Madonna Sebastian and Anupamma Parameswaran have been retained in Telugu too.

The Naga Chaitanya starrer is apparently not a true remake of the Malayalam hit as the script and dialogues were altered to appeal to the Telugu audience. “Our idea to remake the Malayalam Premam was not to make a better film than the original film or correct the mistakes they made or perform better than that hero. The soul of the Malayalam movie was taken and changed a bit to match with the Telugu sensibilities so that our audience can enjoy the movie. That was our only intention,” added Naga Chaitanya.