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‘Larger-than-life role gives me an edge’

Suresh Krishnamoorthy
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A still from the movie ‘Nayak’.
A still from the movie ‘Nayak’.

This young star is virtually on cloud nine but he is already thinking how to thank his fans.

“I accept that the success of ‘Magadheera’ will be hard to repeat, but people tell me that because it belongs to another genre, ‘Nayak’ will mark my achievement as a star in the romantic genre,” he says, in an attempt to be modest.

That was ‘Mega Power star’ Ramcharan, who is working hard to come out of the shroud of fame that he inherited from his Megastar father, Chiranjeevi now turned into a Union Minister.

“I have really worked hard for ‘Nayak’ all through 2012 and I am happy seeing that my efforts have not gone in vain. It was team work from the beginning till the end,” he told The Hindu on Wednesday evening, even as he basking in the glory that a successful opening gives any star.

Speaking of his character as ‘do-gooder’ in a society ravaged by villains, he says, “I have not done a character like this before and while ‘Magadheera’ was a fantasy of sorts, this ‘larger than life’ role gives me a clear edge over others in this competitive industry.” ‘Nayak’, directed by V.V. Vinayak is produced by D.V.V. Danayya on the Universal Media banner and presented by S. Radhakrishna.

Music by S.S. Thaman and cinematography by Chota K. Naidu form an integral part of the film. The foot-tapping numbers with the eye-pleasing visuals of the lead stars Ramcharan, Kajal Agarwal and Amala Paul, shot in the exotic locales of Iceland and Slovenia are a definite plus.

Ask him if he is taking time off to chill, maybe take a vacation to chill and he says he would love it, but adds that he is busy with two more films that will be released in the year 2013.

“I am very confident about the Hindi-Telugu film ‘Zanzeer’ directed by Appova Lakhis and produced by Adai Mehra and the Telugu film ‘Yevadu’ directed by Vamsi Pydipalli and produced by ‘Dil’ Raju that will hit the screens in 2013. With these, the year will be complete for me,” he says, signing off.


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