Nani is awesome to work with: Trinadha Rao
Popular director Trinadha Rao Nakkina who extracted one of the best performances from Nani in `Nenu Local’ has become a sought-after director in T-town.
Popular director Trinadha Rao Nakkina who extracted one of the best performances from Nani in `Nenu Local’ has become a sought-after director in T-town. Talking to Hans Talkies, the director of hit films like “Mem Vayasuki Vachham’ and `Cinema Chupistha Mama” reveals how it is easy to work with Nani as well as with tasteful producer Dil Raju. Excerpts.
Have you taken a break after blockbuster `Nenu Local’ ?
Not at all. I was busy penning not one but two scripts since I take time to lock my scripts. Now I am ready to wield the megaphone for two films. One with top banner Mythri Movies and another one with my lucky producer Dil Raju, with whom I made smashing hit `Nenu Local’. I am glad that I have got an opportunity to work with two of the biggest banners in T-town.
Your characterisation of Nani in `Nenu Local’ won appreciation for its attitude?
That’s true. Because Nani’s attitude is one of the USPs of the film and he breathed life into the role and struck a chord with masses.Frankly speaking Nani’s characterisation was loosely inspired from my life. As I also wanted to lead life on my own terms without compromising and change my interests and goals of life for others. I had great time working with Nani and he dispelled many of my misconceptions.
What were those misconceptions?
As soon as I signed the project, some of my industry friends said that he would poke his nose into the script and will suggest lot of changes. But when I started shooting with him, he used to finish his shot and go a sit in a chair in a corner and busy chatting in his phone. I was baffled. After a few days, I went and asked him, Nani I heard a lot about you from my friends that you suggest changes, but I find you a different person on sets. He just smiled and walked away. I realised how wrong I was and unnecessary notions spread around an actor.
But producer Dil Raju is known for offering suggestions in the scripts?
Firstly, Dil Raju is a perfect filmmaker since he has creative knowledge as well as money, that’s reason he has been able to deliver so many hits with different directors. Coming to his suggestions, of course, he gives suggestions but asks us to `think over it’ and add if only necessary and there is no compulsion. We need such producers, as we can learn from them too.
Are you readying a script to score another money-spinner?
I don’t carry the baggage of my last film, as I like to move on once the film gets released. I don’t count my success on box-office figures, albeit, it is important, but what drives me is some novelty in each of my scripts because I dislike repeating myself.