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'Sita' is a layered story: Bellamkonda Sreenivas

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Sita is a layered story: Bellamkonda Sreenivas

Bellamkonda Sreenivas awaits the release of 'Sita' on May 24.  In this interview, he talks about the movie, what made him accept the script, the experience of working with Teja and Kajal Aggarwal, what makes the film different from his previous films and more.

A unique character

The first two hours are full of comedy.  The last 30 minutes is emotional.  I took the role as a big challenge and it is unforgettable and I miss playing it.  It's an innocent character that also has so many different variations.  My character in the movie is well-educated.  He is not after money and values human relationships.  He enjoys everything from eating food to talking.  On the other hand, Kajal Aggarwal's character is a total contrast.  She always hurries through her life.

The comedy actor in me got a chance

I have done comedy for the first time.  My friends always say that I can do good comedy.  But nobody had written a suitable character for me before 'Sita'.  I have certain atypical mannerisms in the movie.  The comedy track involving Sonu Sood garu and Tanikella Bharani will also have the audience laughing. 

That's why Kajal was chosen

Kajal was on board before me.  Only she could have done such a role.  If you are showing the hero as a subordinate to the heroine, you need a heroine of her calibre and range.  That's why she was chosen for the role.

Teja is a trend-setter

Teja sir's stories are trend-setters, be it 'Chitram', 'Nuvvu Nenu' or 'Jayam'.  We saw how these movies changed the trend (back in the early 2000s).  He is touching upon the theme of temporary commitment in 'Sita'.  This too is a trend-setting and a layered story. Teja sir is someone who seeks inputs from his artists.  He first explains the story and seeks inputs.  He keeps on improving the script.

No commercial worries

I never worried about the result before accepting the story.  It's like a Ranbir Kapoor doing a 'Barfi'.  I made no commercial calculations as such.  I went for it in anticipation of deriving satisfaction as an actor.  I am always open to new stories.

I surprised the director 

On Day 1 of the shoot, I was given a page full of dialogues.  I was shocked.  But when I pulled off the scene, Teja sir told me he never expected that I am such a good actor.  I am not aggressive in the movie, unlike in those commercial movies that I had done previously.  Without a proper story, the actor can't have the scope to perform.  'Sita' offered me the opportunity to showcase the actor in me.

Shooting in rare locations

Each of the frames is very grand.  We shot in locations like Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia.  We are lucky that we got the permission to shoot.  No Telugu film has been shot there in the past.  A Hindi film was shot there.  'Sita' is perhaps the second film to get the permission to shoot at the temple.  I was amazed to see the temple architecture and sculptures there.

A non-stereotypical title

We chose the title because we wanted to break the stereotype.  A few heroes have rejected titles like 'Sita' for their movies. An actor has to be confident; he shouldn't get insecure about his heroine stealing the limelight where it's appropriate.

'Rakshasudu' is getting completed

I watched the Tamil movie 'Ratsasan' at a time when 'Kavacham' flopped.  Since I played a police officer in 'Kavacham', I was hoping that it would be a blockbuster.  I was down after its failure and when I watched 'Ratsasan', I felt I should find what I lost where I lost it.  So, I decided to play a cop once again.  'Rakshasudu' shoot is almost done.

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