Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas is all prepared for his next outing 'Saakshyam' under the direction of Sriwass. Pairing up with Pooja Hegde, Srinivas starred in this scientific thriller which is gearing up to hit the silver screens on 27th of this month. Talking in an interview, he shared some interesting things about the film. Here are some of the excerpts.
How was the script formed?
Even before the release of Jaya Janaki Nayaka, Sriwass narrated the script to me. I really salute him for writing a script on the five elements of nature. He wrote the script based on the Telugu nativity and with a gripping screenplay. Every scene came out well just in the way he narrated it.
What is the concept of the film?
The movie is based on the 5 most important elements of nature. Not only in India, this is the first movie in the entire world which is coming out with this concept. I really hope that a few more movies will come out with this concept after Saakshyam.
Are there graphics in the movie?
Yes. But it is only for a small portion. We shot the scenes in a realistic way. I strongly believe that this will definitely be one of the great movies in this generation
Is it a socio-fantasy story?
No, not at all. It is a general social movie but also a commercial film. It is a blend of all the required commercial elements. The director worked hard and does not divert from the point he wanted to say.
Did you do hard work for the film?
Yes. I worked really hard for this film. I did some risky shots like jumping on the hill rocks. I did them without any dupe. My father doesn't know about this. As there are so many risky shots in the film, everyone thought of canning them with a dupe. But I did them on my own. I believe that we can taste the success only if we work hard.
There is a rumour going on that the hero's character has a sixth sense.
No. It is a normal common man character and he does not have any superpowers.
How are the other characters in the movie going to be?
There are four villains in this film. Jagapathi Babu sir, Ravi Kishan sir, Ashutosh Rana sir and popular villain in Kannada, Madhu Guruswamy. We are really lucky that to work with him. Also, Sarath Kumar sir is a part of the film. They encouraged us saying that this will definitely become a hit movie after listening to the script.
We are seeing some agoras in the trailer.
Yeah, but they will be in the movie for a small portion. The story needs it and you will understand once you watch the film.
You have been increasing the budget with each movie.
I am trying to look different with each movie. In my next film, I am playing the role of a Police Officer. I think it is a good thing to increase the range and that is why I am planning my movies carefully and working hard. I have to give at least minimum guarantee movies to the producers.
Did the budget of the movie got increased after starting the shooting?
The producer invests in the movie based on the market of the hero. Sometimes it might increase. The producers invested in the movie only after calculating the satellite, theatrical rights and promotions.
As a producer's son, how much impact will the budget show on you?
I have always been a producer's and director's Hero. I ask them to invest carefully. Abhishek Sir always says that he I invested based on my span and the producers of my previous movies also said that as well.
Are there any heroism scenes in Saakshyam?
The first and climax scenes are really superb. Some of the action sequences will also impress the audience.
How is your bonding with the four villains?
All of them are really cooperative. They involve so much in the film and I have learnt a lot from them.
Tell us about Director Sriwass.
Anything I say about him will be less. He prepared the script 7 years ago and anyone can learn so much from him. Keeping the success of his previous movies aside, I really got a feeling that I am working with a big director while I was shooting for the film. He might have done some mistakes in his previous movies but this movie will definitely prove his credibility as a director. In a single word, he is an ultra genius.