Actor Naga Chaitanya opens up on working in director Sekhar Kammula’s ‘Love Story’ and lavishes reward on Sai Pallavi for serving to him study complicated dance strikes
Actor Naga Chaitanya isn’t any stranger to like tales, be it Ye Maya Chesave (2010), or his parts in Manam (2013) and Majili (2019). However his new Telugu movie Love Story, directed by Sekhar Kammula and co-starring Sai Pallavi, will see him undergo the beats of an intense story of romance and small city aspirations, if the trailer is a sign. Counting right down to the theatrical launch on September 24, the actor was sport to area questions, however maintains a dignified silence on rumours about his marital life and as a substitute talks about his work.
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Love Story has him enacting the position of Revanth, who hails from a village in Telangana and opens a Zumba centre. Having grown up in Hyderabad and Chennai, Chaitanya admits that Kammula’s story ushered him into a brand new territory: “We don’t speak sufficient about small city points. Telugu cinema has been principally glamorous and bigger than life. There’s been a shift with movies comparable to Care of Kancharapalem and Center Class Melodies, however we don’t do sufficient. I used to be desperate to be part of Sekhar’s story and he took me by an unimaginable journey,” explains Chaitanya.
Speaking of affection
- 500 Days of Summer time and Geetanjali are amongst Chaitanya’s all-time favorite romance titles. Extra not too long ago, he mentions having loved watching the collection Trendy Love (Amazon Prime Video): “I particularly favored the primary two episodes; I believed the peculiar tackle love tales is superb.”
Kammula and two different writers from the workforce coached Chaitanya on the Telangana dialect. Filming in Armoor in Nizamabad district, he says, helped him additional perceive the world of Revanth. The movie’s pre-production concerned discussions on the backstories of the characters. Chaitanya says Love Story is greater than only a boy-meets-girl story: “The story seems at complicated problems with how incidents that occur throughout childhood and the society affect upbringing.”
Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi within the movie
Chaitanya likens the expertise of working with Kammula to going to an performing faculty: “Most frequently, we take cinematic liberties and change into heroes than actors. Sekhar retains issues as actual and understated as attainable. There’s a notion that Sekhar does issues his means and takes numerous time to make a movie. However I might advocate each actor to undergo this course of. The expertise has enriched me and made me a greater actor. Sekhar doesn’t take something with no consideration. He’s devoted to his artwork and pays consideration to finer particulars.”
Love Story locations Chaitanya amid a gifted solid that features Sai Pallavi and Easwari Rao. He quips about having to match dance steps with Sai Pallavi: “I’m not an awesome dancer and everybody is aware of how good she is,” he laughs, and goes on so as to add that Sai Pallavi taught him complicated dance steps by breaking them down into easier ones. There have been rehearsals not just for dance sequences but in addition for each scene. “An actor can shine solely when co-actors lend help. If my efficiency is appreciated, half of that credit score ought to go to Sai Pallavi and Easwari garu together with Sekhar.”
The lengthy anticipate the movie’s launch, owing to the pandemic, has been a blessing, says Chaitanya. “The movie has been marinating and marinating. On the intense facet, we had time to tune it. We labored on the re-recording, my dubbing and re-shot a couple of close-ups. We screened the movie to a couple folks and took their inputs.”
Subsequent, Chaitanya is engaged on the Telugu movies Thank You directed by Vikram Kumar and Bangarraju with Nagarjuna, directed by Kalyan Krishna. He may also be making his Hindi debut with the Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha directed by Advait Chandan. Although pan-Indian motion pictures are the flavour of the season, Chaitanya weighs it with warning: “After I hear a couple of tales I ask myself if, in a bid to go pan-Indian, we’re being dishonest to region-specific cultural sensibilities. The Laal Singh Chaddha alternative got here from Aamir Khan’s workplace and I’m blissful to be part of the movie. However my major focus now could be on Telugu and Tamil cinema.”
Chaitanya may also start filming for a horror collection directed by Vikram Kumar, for Amazon Prime Video, in December. The pandemic has made audiences admire each theatrical movies and digital collection and the actor says it offers him the scope to do extra: “There aren’t any constraints to attempt one thing new within the digital house. With a theatrical movie, producers are inclined to work backwards and see what all ought to go into a movie to make it interesting. I don’t blame them, that’s how the enterprise works. I want to do each, shifting ahead.”