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Updated: October 22, 2011 19:32 IST

Banking on the director

Y Sunita Chowdhary
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Nikhil. Photo: Special Arrangement
Nikhil. Photo: Special Arrangement

Nikhil is in complete awe of his director Chinni Krishna

Nikhil is packing his bags to catch a flight to Malaysia for his new adventure film Disco to be directed by Puri Jagannath's assistant Hari Krishna and he will be back in time to see his film Veedu Theda release on November 17. In a reflective mood the young actor says he's always been on a roller coaster ride, some successful and some bad films but the last six projects has been a fantastic learning experience.

He is also in absolute awe of his director Chinni Krishna. “Every failure is a step towards the right direction and I'm optimistic about its outcome. People will definitely come out of the theatre with a feeling that Nikhil hasn't done a bad job.”

Chinni Krishna is V.V. Vinayak's protégé and both the director and Nikhil have travelled together a year for a better rapport. The budget of the film is reportedly high and sources say it turned out to be a lavish product.

There also has been a positive buzz about the film because of the director. Nikhil concurs, “He's a junior V.V. Vinayak, very brilliant. He is a very jovial and a funny person and he carried the hilarity to the screen. The action scenes were as interesting as the entertainment episodes. There are so many comedians and character artistes in the film and all were utilised and handled perfectly.”

Nikhil plays Katti Seenu who is crazy about women and proposes to every woman he bumps into.

A very funny and an unconventional character he does exactly opposite of what others expect from him. Nikhil further adds, “He is from Tirupati and keeps saying Katti la untaanani nannu Katti Seenu antaaru. Tirupati is important for the film and the last climax scene has the Lord of seven hills in the backdrop.

The aim of the film is that one can achieve anything through love, leave enmity and revenge behind and the world would be a better place to live in.”

The actor believes the film would be a turning point in his career and Pooja Bose a newcomer is his co-star. Ask him if he is imitating his favourite actor Raviteja yet again in Veedu Theda, he smiles, “No, this time I will be mimicking my director.”

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