us about Bobby?
went for an attitude in Bobby. You will understand what that attitude
is all about when you see the film.
have gone through the photo
gallery of Bobby and the photos do not seem to reveal any
storyline. Is this intentional?
total film is unpredictable. Right from the day one, we did everything
in different style. That's why when you see the photographs or
promos of the film, you cannot guess what the film is all about.
are saying that Bobby is a film with attitude. But would it attract
film is made with 100% commercial element. It's a commercial film
that would satisfy all kinds of audience.
heard that there is one song with Indian flag as backdrop in the
film. Is there an element of patriotism in Bobby?
It's just an item song and it has no relevance to the storyline.
This song comes when Bobby, who spent all his life in USA, comes
to India and he likes his country a lot.
different are the songs in Bobby?
am very happy with the way the songs have shaped up. We projected
an attitude in the songs as well. My personal favorite song in
this film is the heroine introduction song that lasts for three
minutes. That song has only lyrics and there is no music in it.
The lyrics are fantastic.
mills are rife with the rumour that the climax of the movie is
tragedy-oriented where both the hero and heroine die and that
the unit is in two minds to go for popular climax of happy ending
than the unconventional tragedy-oriented climax?
from day one, we thought about a concept and we went ahead with
it. As far as the unit is concerned, we are extremely happy with
the ending of Bobby. You must watch the film to know the climax.
There are no two minds about climax. It's very easy to shoot something
alternative. But there has to be strong reason to do it. Climax
is going to be the life of Bobby. It's going to be a sensation.
us why you opted for Sobhan to direct this film
knew Sobhan right from Murari days. He wrote dialogues for the
film. I know what he was made of. We are good friends. The tuning
between Sobhan and me is incredible. I knew what he wanted and
he was very well aware as to what I was supposed to do.
look so tired. You work hard by taking so many risks. But, unfortunately
your hard work is not getting translated into good results
hard work will definitely yield results one day. We have to just
keep trying and trying. I know that I don't have any credible
success or any huge super duper hit so far. Still my films are
made on huge budgets and everybody is happy with it. Nobody can
predict my films. They don't know what I am going to do next.
That keeps everybody curious about my films.
is Bobby releasing?
releasing on the 24th of October 2002.
is Okkadu releasing? On 18th December 2002?
it would be releasing in the first week of January 2003.
is no 100 days gap between these two films?
can't help it as Cricket world cup is coming up. I guess a gap
of 70 days should be fine.
us about your future projects?
am doing a film each with SJ Suryah and Trivikram. And there is
another project, which would be announced shortly.
it Teja's Nijam?
don't know exactly
there are confirmed rumors that you are the hero of Nijam and
a trailer was shot for that film with you as hero?
will know about it very soon. We are keeping it under covers now.
you were comfortable with one film at a time and now you are doing
I found it difficult to do multiple films simultaneously. But
now I am three-year old hero and I should be capable of doing
it. It's been a great experience doing Okkadu and Bobby simultaneously.
The characterization of the hero in these two films is contrastingly
different simultaneously. If I could do justice to these two roles,
I can work on any kind of multiple projects.
are a lot of industry hits being churned out in the last one year.
Your fans are expecting such a big hit from you
think, I will get it soon. Watch out for my next 3-4 films. That's
my gut feeling.
you think you need to do a full-length mass subject that has no
logic and ruthless killings to get such big hits?
do agree that films involving ruthless killing are mass films.
But there can also be other mass films that do not involve insensible
things. Bobby is a different kind of mass film. Okkadu is a full-length
mass film. My debut venture 'Raja Kumarudu' was also a mass film.
can also be mass films that need not have scenes like hero taking
out sword and killing people left, right and center.
have many youngsters debuting in Telugu films. Do you think the
things are changing in the industry now?
believe in just one thing. If you are talented and if you are
a good actor nobody can stop you. Sometimes timing may be inappropriate
but eventually even that will change. Everybody will definitely
get their due share. Just imagine, when I have huge hits to my
credit in the next 7-8 months, things would be totally different.
us what time you get up in the morning and what kind of food do
I am not shooting, which is a very rare thing now a days, I get
up at 2 pm in the afternoon. If I am shooting, I get up at 7 am,
take a shower and go to the shoot. But I make sure that I jog
for an hour everyday. And I eat any food that I can lay my hands
do you jog? Brahmananda Reddy park?
I used to jog there before. But I saw a couple of snakes there.
I am scared of snakes. So I bought a treadmill for myself and
run on it in my house.
speed do you take?
you seen Show?
It's a good film. It's a nice thought with just two characters
in the film that runs for two hours. I would love to do a film
like that. More over the whole film happens in one day. It starts
off at 8 am in the morning and ends at 5 pm in the evening. I
loved that film and I am really happy for my sister.
my personal observation that you have a huge loyal set of fans.
How are you going to make them happy?
are more than happy with my acting and my choice of films. The
only thing they are not happy is that I don't have a huge success.
In the next one year, I am sure they are going to be really happy.
heard that your film 'Naani' is a remake of Tom Hanks' 'The Big'?
The basic element of film is inspired by 'The Big'. It's a challenge
for any actor to do such kind of role. I am sure anybody who listens
to that script would run away. It's packed with entertainment.
After watching the film for 2 and half hours, I am sure you would
leave the theater with a stomachache.
Sonali confirmed for Naani?
Bendre is not yet confirmed for that film. 'Naani' is the tentative
title for that project.
went wrong with Takkari Donga?
am happy with Takkari Donga. That film was meant for kids. Wherever
I go, I get a feedback that kids liked it a lot. Unfortunately,
kids can't influence their parents to take them for a film, like
the kids in USA do (success of 'Harry Potter' is an example)
Okkadu a faction film?
not a faction film at all. It starts off in Rayalaseema and comes
to old city.
is the budget of Bobby?
is around 9 to 9 ½ crores.
much share should it collect to break even?
print and publicity, the total cost comes to 11 ½ or 12
cores. It should collect around 13 crores to breakeven. That should
not be a problem.
many prints are you going to have for Bobby?
100 prints. We don't want to dump the market with more number
you seen any films other than 'Show'?
do you come know about the trends and changing tastes of people
without watching latest hit films?
better not to know anything about the trends etc. Some times,
even huge hit films could confuse your brains.
question out of the box for you. Why wasn't a public function
held to celebrate the 100 days of Raja Kumarudu?
will get a nice answer if you call up Mr. Aswini Dutt straight!
surely would be done by us soon! Tell us your version?
rejected the offer by Aswini Dutt because he wanted to celebrate
the 100 days function amidst industry people. Half of the industry
people would be saying why the hell this film ran for 100 days!
Nobody likes anybody in this film industry. That's the truth.
Even I am like that. Everybody is like that.
words for idlebrain.com visitors?
be happy! Don't carry any worry. Life is very short. So enjoy
your life. This is the character of Bobby. We live for 60 years
with the kind of habits we have. First 15 years, you don't know
anything and last 15 years, you can't do anything. For the rest
of 30 years, you end up suffering for 20 years. You only have
10 years to enjoy. So don't worry too much about things. Be happy
and if possible make others happy.
also interviewed Mahesh Babu after the release of Takkari Donga.
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