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Santosh Sivan isgearing up to direct commercial films

Known for directing path-breaking films such as Tahaan and Malli , cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, says he will direct commercial films with stars when he runs out of scripts that are close to his heart.

“Because I make films close to my heart doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy other kind of films. When I’m not shooting films, I work as a cinematographer for ‘mass’ films,” Sivan told IANS.

“It’s great fun to enter into commercial films’ narrative. I think such films are interesting because it’s somewhere an extension of our old way of storytelling with songs and dances. Everything has that charm,” he added.

However, Sivan says commercial films are time-consuming. “I still have a few small films I want to make. Moreover, commercial films take too long to be completed and I can’t afford to spend so much time on a project. So before I start making commercial films, I should ensure I have ample time,” he added.

The filmmaker is currently working as cinematographer for the Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner Anjaan and he is awaiting the release of his forthcoming directorial project Inam .

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