did Athadu happen?
I heard the story of this film 3 years back. I was really
excited by the way Trivikram narrated the script. But I already
committed Nani and Arjun on my home banners. Trivikram and
producers waited for me to complete these two films. Shooting
of this film was started a month after I completed the work
of Arjun. We made no compromise while working for this film.
I am very much excited about the outcome of this film.
is known as class director? And he is known for his panache
in comedy-oriented dialogues. How do you feel about it?
Dialogues of Trivikram are very different from the dialogues
of other writers. I used to modify the dialogues in my earlier
films to suit my style. But with Trivikram at the helm, I
had no choice but utter the way he has written them. It took
me around 10 days to get adjusted to this style.
is known for comedy punches? What kind of dialogues can we
expect from Trivikram?
You will have lot many 'mass punches' in his dialogues of
of Athadu film is delayed a lot. What is the reason for the
When we make action film, it takes time as we did not want
to compromise. There are 4-5 complicated action sequences
that took enormous time. The climax of this film was shot
indoor. Shooting indoor takes lots of time and efforts. We
could not do more than 10 shots a day. Hence the delay!
heard that 160 cameras were imported from London to shoot
time-freeze effect shots in action sequence of this film?
Let me clarify about that media hype about this incident.
Those 160 cameras we hired from London were not motion cameras,
but still cameras that are used to shoot time-freeze effect
shots. I would not like to give any unwanted importance to
are the highlights of Athadu?
The love and action is rightly mixed in this film's script.
We have not seen films in recent times where love and action
have equivalent importance. Another highlight of the film
is the characterization of hero character.
worked for soft films so far. What prompted you to work for
a mass film in his direction?
I was really shocked at the way he narrated the script. He
has got terrific visualization. After Athadu film, he would
join the list of my favorite directors.
seem to be repeating Mani Sharma for most of your films. What
is the reason?
Why should not I offer Mani Sharma the job of music direction?
Give me one reason? He is the best in business and gives terrific
music to all my films!
did you like in Trivikram's working style?
Trivikram talks less and delivers more.
is your experience of working with Jayabheri banner?
Jayabheri banner is the one of the best banners I have ever
worked with. I am really happy with the producers.
is your experience of working with Trisha?
Trisha is the best among the heroines I worked with so far.
She is very spontaneous and does not take more than 2-3 takes
for any scenes. It suits me as I do not take 2-3 takes for
you do any risky shots in this film?
If jumping from 12th floor is considered as a risky shot,
I have done quite a few risky scenes in this film. However,
I made sure that proper precautions are taken.
do you compare this film with Okkadu?
It has become a ritual for media to compare all my latest
films with Okkadu. Okkadu is over and let's forget about it.
Each film is different in it's own way. Let us not compare.
But I am sure that Athadu would also be a landmark film in
my career like Okkadu.
the tunes in Athadu are melodies? You did not want any mass
songs in a mass film?
I do not classify songs as melodies or fast beat songs. I
classify music as good music and bad music. Athadu has good
music. Sometimes, it is good not to follow the formula and
add noise pollution to the songs.
would be the fans take on Athadu film?
Athadu film would excite all my fans right from the day one
from the morning show. They would feel very happy after watching
When is Athadu releasing?
29th July 2005
would the shooting of your film with Puri Jagan starts?
From August 2005 onwards.
us about your experience in working with Mahesh Babu?
I am feeling really happy to work with Mahesh Babu.
In fact Mahesh Babu is the most professional hero I
have ever worked with. He is so passionate about films
that he would come and sit in the sets even when his
scenes are not being shot. He involves himself in every
aspect of filmmaking.
different is your character in this film from the ones
you played in the past?
This character would have more comedy tinge to it. There
is lots of entertainment in it.
the films you have done in Telugu so far had very good
and defined characters for you. Since this film is an
action film and you are acting with such a big star
like Mahesh Babu, is your role in this become limited?
I never wanted to do female oriented films. At the same
time, I don't want to act in 3 scenes and 5 songs kind
of film. Since it is an action film, I have a limited
part play. But I am happy and satisfied with the way
it shaped up.
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