Vijay Devarakonda’s NOTA is ready for a release tomorrow and on this occasion, we caught up with the star hero for a detailed interview. Here is the transcript.
What’s behind your heavy beard look?
This is for my new film Dear Comrade. I have five more days of shoot left with this look and very soon, I will get rid of it for another film in the direction of Kranthi Madhav.
Aren’t you bored of the hectic promotions?
I am. But I do not have a choice as things are even more hectic this time as NOTA is bilingual and is releasing all over south India. Saying the same thing, again and again, has taken a toll on me but promotions are quite important and there is no way of escaping it.
How are you enjoying your stardom?
Frankly speaking, I have no time to analyze all that. I am working all the time and there is not enough space for me to see what is happening around me. The only time I enjoy my success is when I go to public events. Seeing crowds cheer for me gives a different high.
Why is NOTA in all sorts of controversies?
I seriously do not know. We have not targeted any party in person but there a few who feel that our film is creating a problem for them. I feel that all those who are doing negative things are feeling the pressure and are saying that our film will be controversial.
Why are you doing such a political film so early in your career?
I don’t believe in such things as I did this film as I liked the subject which gave me a scope to perform and showcase my talent. I am known for doing such different films and if I do not do such films who will?.
How different is NOTA from Leader and Bharat Ane Nenu?
The film will surely have traces of those films as the theme is politics. But my role and the manner in which I behave is completely realistic and will shock many with our bold statements that we have made in the film.
Everyone says that you are a supporter of TRS party?
Yes, I am. They are doing a superb job in Telangana and I voted for them last time and will do the same in the upcoming elections as well. I don’t want to get into all that as it is my personal choice.
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