Megastar Chiranjeevi is all ready to take back his position as the Numerouno after nearly 10 years and the 150th movie is being made as the most prestigious film in the career of the Star hero. Coming back to face the camera after a decade, Chiranjeevi reduced his weight, changed his body language and tried to reach the fitness levels like his younger days. With the release date of the movie approaching closer by, Chiranjeevi interacted with media today.
How did you feel about the grand pre-release event?
I thank each and everyone for coming all the way to Vijayawada just for me. I heard that over two lakh people attended the event and it shows that people still love me which made me happy.
How did you feel missing the movie world all these days?
I was never off the movie world all these years. So, there is no question of missing it. General public loved me and my work from the beginning and I will always cherish them.
After taking long time to decide on your 150th film, you opted for a remake. Do you have anything to say about it?
After deciding to get back into acting, I heard a lot of scripts and they were not up to the standards of my landmark film. So, I had to wait for a long time to get the right script. Coming to a remake, after watching ‘Kaththi’, I felt that it would be the best subject for my comeback film. So, we made some suitable changes in the script. Doing a remake is not wrong.
You are looking quite young in the promos. What was the care you took in terms of looks and dances?
The credit completely goes to Ram Charan as he became my trainer and decided what to eat and what not. It was mainly more on protein content and low on carbohydrates. Coming to dances, the rhythm in my body never died though I was away for nine years. Once I started listening to DSP’s music, dance move came from within and frankly I did not practice the steps till I went to the sets.
We heard that you will be mesmerizing your fans with your signature Veena step?
Yes! It was Lawrence who forced me to do this step though I was against it. It will be a treat to my fans.
What do you have to say about the controversy surrounding RGV and Nagababu?
RGV and I don’t have any differences. Though I won’t react much on these issues much, Nagababu has his own right to speak and react. It depends on the individual’s thinking and perspective on how they see things. I won’t react on these issues much.
What do you say about the rivalry between the two big films releasing this Sankranti?
Competition is good in any field but in a healthy way.Sankranti season can take many films at a time and I wish ‘Satakarni’ too becomes a big hit. There is no personal rivalry among us and we are all together.
Will you be playing roles that suit your age or opt for only commercial films?
I happy to come out of my comfort zone if the scripts impress me. Other senior heroes like Venkatesh and Nagarjuna started doing different, matured and challenging roles. If the subject is interesting, I don’t mind playing roles that are above my age.
So, with your re-entry into films, can we confirm that you had bid goodbye to politics?
No. As congress is not in power, there is nothing to do in state politics. Though I am still in politics, my main aim is to make good films.
What are your upcoming projects?
While nothing has been finalized yet, talks are on with Boyapati, Surender Reddy and some others. Everything depends on how people embrace ‘Khaidi No.150’.