Your reaction when you heard the title?
I loved the title of Jaya Janaki Nayaka and felt that Vinaya Vidheya Rama will also be in that league and sound perfect for the festival atmosphere and timing. It’s an apt title and I was very happy after listening to it.
How difficult was it to switch from Chitti Babu to a normal commercial entertainer?
I did not have much time to change gears as just 15 days after Rangasthalam’s shoot, we began this film. Personally, I would have loved some more time so that I could have got more time to prepare for my role and body. But as Boyapati had a lot of conviction, things fell into place automatically.
Don’t you think there is too much violence in your film?
You are only looking at the action part but there is a beautiful family drama in the film. There is a lot of action but that is how all Boyapati films are and the audience will not like if there is not much action. VVR is his mark film and there will be full on action which will please many.
About the high expectations post Rangasthalam?
There are high expectations post the success of Rangastahalam but one needs to balance everything and go forward. Films like Rangasthalam do not happen quite often and if I keep expecting films like that, I cannot work with all the directors.
Many say that you have changed a lot post the success of Dhruva?
I have been the same from years. It is only that situations around me are created in such a way that made me act violent or arrogant. But all that is not true and I have been the same for years now. I want the industry to be a happy place and that is the reason, I even avoid putting up collections so that there are no fights among fans.
Why was there so much delay in the shoot of Sye Raa?
Sye Raa is a mammoth film and there is nothing which will go as planned because of the sheer scale. We had a few share of problems but the shoot is on track now.
Your role in RRR?
Rajamouli has once again etched a de-glamorized role which will be really close to the audience. I am very excited about the film and the complete 2019 will be dedicated to this film.
Working with NTR in RRR?
NTR is a very close friend from a very long time now. As the social media is big now, there are more pictures of us all over. But the shoot happened with our combination scenes and the film has come out superbly and I am having a ball working with NTR.
Will you produce more films in your banner?
No, this banner has been only set up to produce films with dad. I will only make films with him and make sure that he gets the best remuneration which no other producer can offer him.
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