Kannada power star Puneet in Jacob's next?

After the success of kannada movie Savaari, director Jacob Varghese is back in the news with his next film Prithwi. “I treat each film like it’s my last project. So I give it my best,” he says.

Interestingly, the kannada director, who doesn’t believe in directing remakes, made Savaari, a remake of the Telugu film, Gamyam.

“I have watched the original. And when it was offered to me, I knew there was plenty of scope for betterment. I also knew it’d work in Kannada,” he says.

After Savari, even though Jacob is flooded with offers, he’s in no hurry to sign films. “I want to be choosy about my projects. Besides, as a director, I have a longer shelf life in the industry than an actor,” he reasons.

The director is also keen that Prithwi should do better than Savari. “Puneet watched the film in the third week and loved the songs. So producer MB Babu set up a meeting for us. Puneet and I met a couple of times and discussed the film,” says Jacob. He’s all praise for the Power Star. “I had a totally different perception of Puneet. But once we got talking, I could relate to him. His views on movie making is very different. Puneet watches a lot of world cinema and appreciates good movies,” he shares. So are there any makeovers in store for the actor? “I believe in him and don’t want to change him in any way. I’ve bet on a winning horse, so half the work is done. All you need to do is make a decent film,” he says.

This kannada film will go on the floors sometime in the second week of October with the song recording starting from October 2. Manikanth Kadri is scoring the music.