Soggadu is one of my favorite films, and it will always
be cherished as one of my best movies. Nuvve Nuvve
was the script that I enjoyed working on and after that it
is this film that I have thoroughly enjoyed working for. Out
of all my films the characters of Nuvve Nuvve and Soggadu
have been the ones that I have, you know had fun doing. But
that doesn't mean that I don't like my earlier or other films.
do you feel seeing the outcome of the film?
The film is doing great that is something that we felt happy
about. Even with so many films releasing simultaneously it
is going great guns. The audiences are liking the film and
are appreciating it for its wholesome entertainment.
you go and watch the reaction of the audience in the theatres.
And what was that you felt?
Yes, I did watch the film with a live audience. It was at
Pallakollu, where I was shooting for my next film Oka Oorilo.
I felt really happy to see that the audiences were shouting
and cheering all the comedy scenes between my friends and
me. The reaction of the audience was something that really
gives me a high as an actor.
are your future projects that you are involved in?
Next I am working for Oka Oorilo, the film is being
produced by Chanti Adala. That is it right now.
After talking about his next film, he talks about working
under the famous Suresh Productions banner.
It was a great feeling to work under Suresh Productions banner
for the second time. The first time was Nuvvuleka Nenulenu,
that movie was also with Aarti Agarwal. That movie was a major
hit for me and now this film is also proving lucky for me.
I am always happy to act with such a banner where you learn
something new everyday. Suresh Babu is someone who works for
all his films like they are his first film.
Ravi is very planned and meticulous about his movie. He was
always telling us how to do a particular scene. He has all
the scenes planned in his head and he follows them as it is
on screen. If I was supposed to sit here with my friends and
have coffee, then that is how the scene is going to be and
he also has a fixed place for all and how to look and react.
How was it working with all the guys in the friends group?
It was like a paid holiday and full of fun. All six of us
that is, Vishveshwara, Santosh, Vijay, Siva, Nutan and me
were like a real group of friends who kept going around. We
actually felt like the basti-based gang from the movie. This
friendship that we developed in the film has been continuing.
That is when the whole gang expresses their happiness for
acting with each other. The fun that had on celluloid is seen
at Snow World, where they are having a blast.
about the recent suicide attempt by Aarti Agarwal, and Tarun's
alleged link with her?
Well I have been linked with almost all my co-stars, once
with Shriya, in Tamil with Trisha and the latest is Aarti
Agarwal. But there is no truth in this matter, we are just
good friends even off screen. It is just like a friendship
in college, where two students exchange notes; we exchange
our notes on acting. Just because people see us romancing
on-screen, they tend to jump to the conclusion that we are
in love off-screen if they see us talking.
She has been a good co-star and a very friendly person to
act with. I am comfortable working with her as she and I share
a good onscreen chemistry.
is the one thing that you would like to change in Soggadu?
It has to be the flash back bit; it seems to long for the
film. This is not something that I am saying just because
I am not in it. This is something that I felt should have
been different as an audience.
How were you feeling about making your friends jumping
into dumpsters and paint drums?
It was just fun and it was a great feeling to see the audience
laugh and cheer us during those particular scenes. When we
were shooting we were laughing at the scenes. And during the
show we remembered our efforts when we were doing those particular
was the whole batch of friends who spoke next and thanked
Suresh Babu and Ravi Babu for making this movie and giving
them the opportunity to show their talent to the audience.
After the interview the group of friends returned to the snow
dome to give a few interviews to various channels.
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