Nara Rohith, the most busiest actor who has made a name for himself for his unique story selection, is back once again with his latest film, Raja Cheyyi Vesthe. The film is releasing on Friday amid a decent buzz, and we caught up with Nara Rohith for an interview. Here are the excerpts:
Q) Your films are releasing within a month’s gap. How did you react to Tuntari and Savitri’s result?
A) I am quite happy with Tuntari’s end result. The film reached its target audience and my producer made his money. However, I was disappointed with Savitri’s final verdict. I didn’t have enough time to sit down and introspect on Savitri’s failure. I work equally hard for each and every film and the end result is not in our hands.
Q) Don’t you think quality will be at stake as you’re working on multiple films at once?
A) Absolutely not. Quality might go for a toss if I wind up my films in 10, 20 days. I am commencing each film after careful planning and preproduction. We never compromised on quality for Raja Cheyyi Vesthe.
Q) Throw some light on Raja Cheyyi Vesthe. What is the link between its title and the story?
A) RCV is basically a mind game between the film’s hero and villain. I play Raja, an assistant director. We decided on Raja Cheyyi Vesthe as the title as it is catchy.
Q) What are the highlights of RCV?
A) Script is the main highlight of the film. I am not talking about the freshness in the story as it will be a routine one. I feel we ran out of stories in Telugu. How well we narrate the same old story with an engaging screenplay is the key now. Screenplay based films are doing well in Tollywood at the moment. Raja Cheyyi Vesthe has an arresting narrative.
Q) Didn’t you think about the risk factor before signing on a debut director?
A) I usually come to an understanding about a director’s capabilities while he narrates me the story. I felt Pradeep will surely make a good film soon after he finished narrating the story. He has a strong command on the technicalities of filmmaking and you can see that in the trailer itself. He surpassed my expectations with the final output.
Q) How was it working in a reputed banner like Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram?
A) Producer Sai Korrapati has made good films and brought immense value for his banner. Sai garu gave us the creative freedom and took care of the overall output. I am currently working on a film titled Jo Achyutananda in the same banner.
Q) To how extent did Tarakaratna playing the villain helped the film?
A) To put it simply, Raja Cheyyi Vesthe wouldn’t have turned out so well if not for Tarakaratna’s presence in the film. He’s my cousin and I’ve been seeing him since my childhood. Our bond strengthened during the making of this film.
Q) You’ve been mostly working with debut directors. Won’t you approach established directors?
A) I am simply okaying all the interesting scripts that are coming my way. At present, I am not approaching any top director as I already have several films to be completed.
Q) Tell us about the films you are working on at present. Looks like you’ve been concentrating on reducing your weight!
A) Jo Achyutananda, Appatlo Okadundevadu and Kathalo Rajakumari are the films which are on the sets. I will take a call on my future projects only after I complete the present ones. I am unable to concentrate on losing weight due to my ongoing commitments. I can assure you that you’ll see a different Nara Rohith in my next film, which will be launched in June.