Nani has turned producer with the film Awe. The unique thriller is set to hit the screens this Friday and on this occasion, we caught up with Nani for a brief chat. Here is the transcript.
How tensed are you about Awe?
I am extremely tensed about the release of the film. I felt the same when my first film released. Things have changed a lot and now I have dared to make a different film which will push the boundaries in Tollywood. This film is a concept based film which will be only liked by those who are extremely open minded.
How is Awe going to be?
Awe is a very unique film that is coming out from Tollywood. Everything about this film is quite new and has been tried in a very different manner. I am very confident that the audience will surely come out in shock after watching the film. Tollywood needs cinema like this and I hope that our film will bring about a new change in the industry.
Commercially, how feasible is this film?
I have not thought on those lines at all. As the film has a unique subject, I did not want to risk other’s money and am releasing the film on my own. I feel that one needs to risk big time if they have to make something new. I have earned a lot of money in the industry and am risking it here itself by backing a good film. Let’s see what happens.
What made you okay Prashanth’s story?
The way he narrated the film hit me right away. Also, for a young man to write such a mature story, I felt it was quite genius and so out of the box from the young director. I supported him throughout and Prashanth lived up to all expectations by making a very good film.
Any plans of dubbing this film in other languages?
Satyam Cinemas from Chennai came forward to buy the remake rights of the film. But many suggested us to dub the film as it has actors who are familiar all over the south. We are planning to release the film in both Tamil and Malayalam very soon.
Will you continue to produce films in your home banner?
Yes! My banner will give scope to all those directors who come up with really interesting subjects. I am game for such films and will support them completely.