8 September 2012
The story of Ravi Babu’s AVUNU is apparently based on a true-life incident that happened to Yami Gautam of Nuvvila and Vicky Donor fame. The incident was narrated by her to Ravi Babu when she was working with him for the film Nuvvila. She did not realise then that her narrating the incident to Ravi Babu during a shooting break would later become a suspense filled, much awaited film. Ravi Babu who was staying at the Sitara Hotel in Ramoji Fim City during the filming of Nuvvila had no problems staying in the hotel by himself prior to Yami telling him of the incident. He had stayed in the same hotel room for about fifty days and nights and he was absolutely fine. But on the night when Yami narrated the incident, he could not stay there by himself. He could not sleep. He tried everything like leaving the lights on, leaving the tv on and keeping the bathroom door open. He could not sleep because for the first time in his life he experienced the fear of being alone. He was so scared that he immediately packed his bags and drove home in the middle of the night. It seems he has never slept alone since that day. Ravi Babu wanted to share the fear he experienced after listening to Yami Gautam’s story with his fans, so he decided to make a film of Yami’s story. The film AVUNU is slated for release in September.