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Interview : Koratala Shiva — Srimanthudu has a universal appeal that will reach everyone
Published on Jul 28, 2015 9:11 pm IST

Superstar Prince Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film Srimanthudu is one of the much anticipated film’s this season. Directed by Mirchi fame Koratala Shiva, it features Shruti Haasan as the female lead. The movie is gearing up for a grand release on the 7th of August. We caught up with Koratala Shiva for a brief interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

Q) Tell us briefly on what is Srimanthudu all about ?

Srimanthudu is a commercial story which is laced with strong emotions. This is not a message oriented film but we are wholeheartedly bringing a genuine story which indirectly communicates a message to the audience.

Q) Explain about your journey towards this project ?

Post Mirchi, I planned a film with Ram Charan but the project didn’t materialize. After that, I narrated another script to Mahesh Babu and he immediately signed the project .Although there is a considerable gap after my first project, I am quite happy with Srimanthudu release.

Q) Tell your experience on working with Mahesh Babu

It is a terrific experience working with Mahesh Babu and I consider myself very lucky to direct him. He is a director’s actor and gave me complete freedom. He did complete justice to his role in the film.

Q) Tell us briefly about Shruti Haasan ?

She is a very dedicated actress. She did an impressive performance and her role in this movie is quite important from story’s perspective. Her chemistry with Mahesh Babu has come out well.

Q) Jagapathi Babu and Sukanya, who played Mahesh parents in this film, are veteran stars. Is this casting coup planned before hand ?

I felt that both these stars are perfectly apt for portraying all the emotions required for the characters of Mahesh Babu’s parents in this film. As soon as I narrated the script and their roles, they signed the film. The pair is sharing screen after ‘Peddarikam’ movie.

Q) What are the major highlights for this film ?

Story is the major highlight for this film and as usually Mahesh Babu’s performance is a big asset. Mesmerizing songs, chemistry between the lead pair and the family emotions make this film a complete entertainer. In fact, this movie has a universal appeal that will reach everyone.

Q) Initially, there were reports that Srimanthudu is a family drama. Is this movie completely a family drama ?

The movie is not entirely a family drama. There is action, romance, emotions along with some family drama attached to the story. In fact, it is a journey which is filled with all these aspects and they will definitely impress the audience.

Q) What are your upcoming projects ?

At present, I haven’t confirmed any films. Although I readied some subjects, I will think about them after the release of Srimanthudu.



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