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Career first, marriage later for Shaurya

Career first, marriage later for Shaurya
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With his past films failing to do add to his career, Naga Shaurya is pinning hopes on BV Nandini Reddy’s ‘Kalyana Vaibhogame’ which releases this...

With his past films failing to do add to his career, Naga Shaurya is pinning hopes on BV Nandini Reddy’s ‘Kalyana Vaibhogame’ which releases this Friday. The actor feels the family drama gave him an opportunity to be his usual self.

“I wanted to prove my versatility and ‘Kalyana Vaibhogame’ gave me the opportunity to be as natural as I can, and that was possible because of the great script. I play a guy who is reluctant and not ready to enter wedlock for various reasons.

My life takes a different turn after I fall in love with the girl who I marry. Since this is the attitude of today’s youth, I hope they will relate to the plot.” The actor feels director Nandini Reddy has made his job easy.

“She’s great to work with; in fact, she has made my job easy. Not many are aware that she is a good actor too, as she used to enact in every scene before I went for the take. So all I had to do was just emulate her (smiles). She has this knack to bring the best out of the actors with great subtlety.”

Since Shaurya is a bachelor in real life, looking the part wasn’t difficult. “In real life my parents have been getting me many alliances and I say I’m not ready for marriage yet. I keep telling them let me settle down financially, career-wise, etc. My role is also pretty much the same in the film but with a cinematic tinge.”

The suave actor carries a reputation of getting into lip-locks with his co-stars. Does this film have any? “Nope (smiles)! I don’t think the subject required that. Moreover, the film depicts the importance of a family and value system.”

Things seem to be on the move for the actor who is on his toes of late, courtesy his jam-packed schedule. “I have wrapped up shooting for ‘Oka Manasu’ (with Niharika Konidela) and shall begin shooting for Avasarala Srinivas’ directorial ‘Joachchutananda’ next month,” he signs off.

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