South actor Nithiin says he considers his latest Telugu film Maestro, a remake of Bollywood hit Andhadhun, a step forward in exploring diverse stories.
Directed by Merlapaka Gandhi and produced by Shresht Movies, Maestro features Nithiin stepping into the shoes of actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s character of a blind piano player who unwittingly becomes embroiled in a murder. Nithiin, the star of blockbuster romantic dramas like Ishq, A Aa and Bheeshma, said venturing into the genre of black comedy-thriller with Maestro is his attempt to try something new as an artiste.
“When I was thinking of doing this film, I was in two minds if I should do it or not. Because I was happy in my space, I was doing commercials, masala films, love stories… But somewhere as an actor I wanted to push myself to reach a large audience and play a different role. This is my step towards doing different content and pushing myself as an actor,” he said.
Maestro also stars Tamannaah and Nabha Natesh, taking over the roles played by Tabu and Radhika Apte, respectively, in the 2018 Sriram Raghavan-directed movie.
Nithiin said he had seen Andhadhun and was a fan of the film, but remaking the story was a challenging process.