Varun Tej, who is going great guns in his career is back with yet another love story called Tholi Prema. On the eve of the film’s release, we caught up with him for a detailed interview. Here is the transcript.
How is the response from the overseas premieres?
Touchwood, the reports are quite positive. All my friends have called me from the US and are appreciating my performance in the film. I hope the same happens when the film releases in India tomorrow.
Difference between the two Tholi Prema’s?
If Pawan Babai’s Tholi Prema impressed the youth in those days, my Tholi Prema will be a rage with today’s generation and their mindset. The film deals with the first love in today’s time and how a young boy manages to come out of a breakup and once again wins his love at the end.
How did you bag this film?
I have known director Venky through my sister Niharika. He helped her with the web series and one fine day, she asked me to listen to his script. Once I heard the story, everything fell into place. In fact, I signed Tholi Prema even before Fidaa.
About your role in the film?
I play a little rough character who is slightly overconfident in life. He thinks that whatever he does is right all the time. I am a restless soul and how I mellow down is the whole story of the film.
You have been doing films in different genres. Why is that so?
Basically, I am a huge film buff and love watching all kinds of films. Whenever I used to watch Hollywood films, I used to feel when would Tollywood make such films. Now that Telugu cinema is making some really different films, I am the first one who is doing all kinds of films.
I have a film lined up with Ghazi director Sankalp. The film is a space drama and will go on floors soon.