Mega Powerstar Ram Charan has been riding high with the success of his recent outing Rangasthalam. Senior journalist Rajeev Masand recorded an interview with Ram Charan in which he discussed about the success of Rangasthalam, his future projects, his interaction with his family and how he has been leading a smooth life. Here are the excerpts of his interview in Ram Charan’s words:
I am overwhelmed with the response of Rangasthalam. This brought a fresh energy to do interesting films.
We shot Rangasthalam in the remote villages of Godavari region and this really helped up build our characters in the film. One fine morning I went for a drive with a fisherman and he showed me the way they catch fish and it was a nice experience. Their care for nature has been extremely inspiring.
I felt that Chitti Babu connected to every human being. Since last year, things changed completely. My wife still says that I am changed. I grew as a person every year and am passionate for films. I have my foot on my ground because of my father Megastar Chiranjeevi.
It is because of the discipline of my father, his career lasted this long. We have discussed very little about cinema in the recent years. My father keeps a watch on me poking at 9 PM everyday despite of his busy day about my whereabouts. “Just sleep on time” says my dad.
Like my father who switches off from work after 6 PM, I too behave so and my wife is pretty happy about me spending time with her and she has no complaints.
I don’t even know anything about SS Rajamouli’s film and me, Tarak are expecting a narration by the end of this summer. I am looking forward for the narration and I signed the film because of SS Rajamouli. I can assure you that the film will not be on boxing.
Tarak and me turned thick friends and we have been meeting frequently. My wife hosted a lavish party for the sweet couple on their anniversary. Rajamouli too wanted us to bond together.
Rajamouli already opened the market for Telugu films across International scale and our next film too will release in multiple languages. My next with Rajamouli and Tarak will start anytime after October.
I am disappointed with the result of Zanjeer. I am doing lot of interesting work here and I am not keen on doing Bollywood movies. I want to reach larger audience through my films. I am glad that there are strong content driven films in Telugu cinema currently which is a huge move.
I am not on social media and I am in plans to make my debut soon on instagram. My wife too wants me to start so as to reach my fans and followers.
Be it in politics or business, no one encourages casting couch. I have five sisters at home, I will not support casting couch. Because of Sri Reddy’s case, MAA formed a committee and they are finding out the facts. This will sure bring lot of security in the future for women.
I feel naked after I lost my bearded look of Rangasthalam now. I am back to gym and my director Boyapati Srinu is calling every alternate day about my workouts. No more Hyderabadi biryanis from now for a while. I guess I should follow my uncle Pawan Kalyan who works for one film a year and shoots for six months. The rest of six months he keeps travelling with his family.