Interview : NTR – Telugu cinema has extended its boundaries
Published on Jan 11, 2016 11:30 pm IST

The most anticipated movie of this season, Nannaku Prematho, has wrapped up all its censor formalities and is all set to shake the box office on 13th of January. On this occasion, we caught up with NTR for a detailed interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

Q) Don’t you think that your film will get affected because of other films?

It won’t be a problem now as the potential of Telugu cinema has increased in the recent years. There are so many instances in the past when more than three films had a simultaneous release and all of them became successful.

Q) This is your 25th film. Have you planned anything special?

There are no special plans. Working in Sukumar’s direction is itself a special thing for me. I am very much satisfied with this movie and I am very lucky to have such a fabulous story for my 25th movie.

Q) What is Nannaku Prematho all about?

Nannaku Prematho is a simple story that is laced with lot of human emotions. The story is not different but will have an interesting screenplay which will be liked by everyone big time.

Q) Will the mind game concept connect to the common audience?

The screenplay of the movie revolves around the mind game. Director Sukumar has taken utmost care to make this movie understandable for every kind of audience.

Q) Will this film attract the mass audience?

I don’t differentiate audience based on mass or class. This movie will attract one and all. Each and every song or fight in the movie is situational.

Q) Tell us about Sukumar?

He is a fantastic director. Even though his films fail, we will find a genuine approach in his attempt. Directors like Sukumar are very rare in this world.

Q) Will your character have any negative shades like Sukumar’s previous films?

No. We can’t term them as negative but different. I will be seen as a London based NRI who tries to fulfill his father’s wish. My character will have certain kind of versatility which is a new kind of experience even to me.

Q) You look quite different in terms of body language and looks. What kind of care do you take for this?

Entire credit goes to Sukumar. Initially, I felt nervous whether the audience will like it or not. But, the phenomenal response I got for my look gave me a huge sigh of relief. In case of body language too, Sukku took a lot of care in designing.

Q) There is a talk that some lyrics in the songs were intentionally put to reflect your real life incidents?

I don’t know how these kind of reports emerge. Each and every song is situational and so are the lyrics.

Q) Tell us about the 45 minutes emotional part?

Yes, last 45 minutes of the movie will be high on emotions. Even, the entire movie is very emotional. I was very much involved in those scenes. It took me so much time to come out of that trance.

Q) What are your expectations on this film ?

I don’t look at numbers. Telugu cinema has already extended its boundaries. If a film is good, it will definitely bring good colletions

Q) How do you feel about the present scenario of Telugu cinema?

It’s phenomenal. One can observe that the standard of Telugu cinema has increased in the last year with content based films like Baahubali, Srimanthudu and Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.

Q) Tell us about your next projects?

My next project with Koratala Siva will go on floors in February. Also, a movie in NTR Arts banner will be started soon for which Kalyan Ram is the producer.

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