Interview : Teja Sajja – HanuMan will remain a benchmark film in my career
Published on Jan 14, 2024 12:14 am IST

Teja Sajja’s HanuMan is shattering the box office left, right, and center. The movie, directed by Prasanth Varma, also features Vinay Rai, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Amritha Aiyer in key roles. While the movie is creating a rampage all over, Teja Sajja interacted with the media.

How are you feeling as HanuMan is set to become a stupendous blockbuster?

I am very happy indeed. The movie is getting an extraordinary response from all corners. Audiences are lapping up the film. I am surprised to see the response from other languages. I am familiar to Telugu audiences, but the other language audiences don’t even know me. I am overwhelmed looking at the box office numbers. HanuMan will remain a benchmark film in my career. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the audience.

There was a tense environment before the release. How did you feel during that time?

I didn’t feel nervous during the last ten days. We believed that everything would happen as planned. Now, the theatres and show count are increasing with each passing day. We believed that HanuMan will have a long run. If not in the first week, the audience will watch the movie in the second or third week. We believed in this, and it is happening exactly as we expected.

Tell us how thrilled your Niranjan Reddy is.

From the beginning, Niranjan Garu believed in us. Believing in my director’s vision and my producer’s passion, I didn’t sign for any other film, either. I thought doing another film might have an impact on HanuMan. We are enjoying the success, and at the same time, we are planning to promote the movie further; we will be visiting Banglore, Chennai, and Mumbai. We are also planning to go to the USA.

We heard that you gave inputs during the shoot. Could you tell us about that?

I don’t feel shy about expressing my opinion as an actor. If I feel something could be done better, the audience also might feel the same way. Prasanth Varma Garu will be open to suggestions. That is his greatness. The main goal is to get the best output. We worked as a team.

Brother-sister emotion worked well in the film. How was it working with Varalaxmi Sarathkumar?

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Garu is a terrific actor. When we work with a prominent actor, we can learn many things. We had a good understanding, and hence, our scenes came out pretty well.

Many thought Chiranjeevi Garu played Lord Hanuman’s role. Did you approach him?

Chiranjeevi Garu knows about our project. He even knows our intention (laughs). Chiranjeevi Garu is very much elated about the result. He has sent me a message stating, “Congrats, my boy. I am so proud of you.”

What about your upcoming projects?

I am about to start shooting for my new film. The details regarding it will be announced very soon.

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