How different is "Soggadu"?
After playing a rich guy and a middle-class lover boy, I am now acting as a poor boy who is carefree and daring. We have tried to present a realistic backdrop showcasing the existence of poor in this city.
The film offers everything for all sections of the audience since it is a nice blend of love, sentiment and action in the right proportions.
Are you different in this film?
The director insisted that I should wear a hat for the realistic look and after initial apprehensions I agreed. Now I am receiving a good response for the new look.
Otherwise, the film is not a slam-bang action movie. I don't bash up 20 to 30 people at one go since we have relied on realistic action. Even for the climax, we have not used bombs and daggers.
Ravi Babu's last release "Ammayilu Abbayilu" was a disaster.
I have seen both his films "Allari" and "Ammayilu Abbayilu" and feel he is a stylish director. He has had a good command over the nuances of filmmaking. After Trivikram, Ravi Babu is a director with whom I could vibe well.
Is it true that you are marrying Aarti Agarwal and are you joining hands with the reputed Suresh Productions again?
This is another baseless rumour making the rounds. I totally deny it. Earlier I was linked with Shreya and then a Tamil magazine married me off to Trisha. I have started taking these rumours in my stride.
I had a huge hit, "Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu" with Aarti and we hope to recreate the magic. As for Suresh Productions, I am happy to join hands with them and I hope "Soggadu" will surpass our previous blockbuster.
You were awarded the Man of the Series title and bagged three prizes in a recent star cricket match, right?
Before the match, our team was considered the underdogs. But I managed to score more than 100 runs in 10 overs. After my blistering innings, Chiranjeevi asked me why I was so serious about a friendly match. I was happy to entertain the audience as a cricketer.