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I don’t mind working for 365 days continuously

I don’t mind working for 365 days continuously
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Presently, the actor is awaiting the release of ‘Seethamma Andaalu Ramaiyya Sitraalu’. Admitting that he is under pressure to deliver with each...

Raj Tarun talks about being on the wish list of top production houses, his next and why he chose to do a multi-starrer with Manchu Vishnu despite starring in three back-to-back solo hits

With his first three films scoring big at the box-office, no wonder top production houses like Geetha Arts and Sri Venkateshwara Creations are waiting for Raj Tarun’s dates. “Ayyo, they are not waiting for me,” he states modestly.

“I will be starring in their next productions as soon as they are through with their current assignments. And I’m not on their wish list. They felt their scripts fit me and so approached me,” he smiles wide.

Presently, the actor is awaiting the release of ‘Seethamma Andaalu Ramaiyya Sitraalu’. Admitting that he is under pressure to deliver with each passing film, he shares, “I play Ram, an extrovert from Ramachandrapuram, Godavari region.

I’m not a hero in the film. I’m a part of a useless batch of eight guys. It’s just that director chose to tell Ram’s story.” Ask him if he tunes to films regularly to improve his skills and he responds, “I feel acting is not something that you work out at home.

I believe in surrendering to the director since he conceives and pens the script. When I drop by sets, I switch off from the rest of the world and focus on job at hand.”

The suave actor admits that he has been flooded with scripts ever since ‘Kumari 21F’, like his first two films, struck a chord with the audience. “Some good scripts are coming my way of late.

It wasn’t the case after ‘Uyyala Jampala’,” he quips, adding, “I don’t like to sit idle. I don’t mind working for 365 days continuously. Acting is something that I always wanted to and after ‘Uyyala Jampala’ I wanted to explore myself as an actor.

I remember shooting for a week last year without sleeping for a minute.” Prod him if he never had any apprehensions to star alongside Vishnu Manchu in G Nageswara Reddy’s next, especially when his solo career is going greats and he replies saying that story matters to him, multiple heroes notwithstanding. “It’s a remake of a Punjabi film.

When I saw it, I laughed like there was no tomorrow. And when Vishnu and director Nageswara Reddy approached me to star in the remake, I signed it pronto. I have equal screen space like Vishnu and it will open on April 14.”

On a lighter note, he avers he is unhappy with the fact that he is not getting to romance top heroines like Samantha and Rakul Preet Singh. “Chala mandhi pillodu pillodu ani cheppi nannu pedda heroines ki dooram chestunnaru (Unfortunately, I was kept away from the big heroines on the pretext that I was ‘a kid’). I’m a big fan of Samantha and I want to a do a film with her,” he signs off with a broad grin.

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