Having completed three decades in the industry, veteran Telugu filmmaker Vamsy, known for movies like Sitaara, Anveshana and Ladies Tailor, feels he is happy to be still making films.
"Thirty years is a very long time in a line of work. I'm happy that even after all these years I am active and working," Vamsy told IANS. The 56-year-old started his career in 1982 with the Telugu film Manchupallak starring megastar Chiranjeevi, Suhasini and Rajendra Prasad. Since then, he has gone on to make 24 films. He is all set to begin work on his next project.
He will begin filming his upcoming yet-to-be-titled Telugu romantic-thriller from January-end. "I'll start shooting for my 25th film from the end of this month (January). We have selected the lead actor through a college contest and based on the result we have zeroed in on the actor.
"The principal shooting will begin in Hyderabad and we will also shoot in places like Rajahmundry," he added. In the film, Tamil actor Ajmal Ameer will play the male lead opposite five heroines who are yet to be cast.
The film has music by Chakri, and the composer has already finished two songs for it. Poorna Naidu will produce the film under his banner Sri. S. Chitra films.
Asked why he made only 24 films in three decades, Vamsy said: "I don't hurry into a project. Most of my time is spent working around the script. Moreover, I'm not competing against anyone, so why the hurry."