After working in the film industry for more than 2 decades, Award-winning cinematographer PKH Das is all set to make his debut as a director with the film ‘Jani‘ which is set to release in theatres this week. The film features actors Vijay Raghavendra, Janani and Milana Nagaraj in lead roles. In a recent interview, the cinematographer turned director talked about his directorial debut and how decided to become a director. “I have worked with many talented filmmakers, often repeatedly as well, and learnt the tricks of the trade from them. I also used to sit in during script reading sessions, which gave me the confidence to write my own script,” he said.
Being a cinematographer for so many years, Das had all the shots etched in his mind which made the shooting process really smooth. Das was able to work with some really talented people while making the film and praised the cast and crew of his film. Talking about what kind of formula he will use to make his own films, Das said that humor will play an integral part in all his future movies. He is inspired by filmmaker Priyadarshan who has made some really memorable comedy films over the past many years.
But PKH Das feels that despite wanting to work as a director, he will continue as a cinematographer with other directors but will be choosy while selecting the scripts now. Das wants to seriously pursue filmmaking after the release of his debut film ‘Jani’.