“India is the land of stories with the greatest legends ever written. It was written with a scale that puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to shame in that sense. There will be two to three directions that will automatically take us (my world).
“Because it’s our culture that we represent. So if it’s ‘money theft,’ let’s rob things the way the Indians would…It’s still our culture and our ethics that will make this story go places,” he said.
Daggubati was part of a panel discussion to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the streaming platform’s relaunch. He was joined by filmmakers Hansal Mehta, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Nikhil Advani, Aplus Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair, Danish Khan and others.
“What is going to take us to global audiences? Very local stories, things that happen in different parts of the country, that are new to the world and unique to us,” he added.
The 37-year-old actor produces several shows for SonyLIV, including “Case Files of Hemanth Rao,” which is in pre-production.
Dagupati, who recently finished filming his drama and crime series “Rana Naidu” for Netflix, said he is now trying to understand the process of long storytelling.
“We’ve been a film company for about 50 years. Our minds are still in storytelling for three hours. I just finished another show for another network. We still understand what long writing means because we haven’t lived through a distinct moment in TV.”