Two mega releases will have to battle it out at the turnstiles this Gandhi Jayanti. South superstar Chiranjeevi’s film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which is made in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, is at war with Hrithik Roshan’s War, which is being produced by YRF. War will also be releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, besides Hindi.
The latest reports suggest that the distributors have decided to give a higher number of theatres to the Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in comparison to War. But despite the competition, Chiranjeevi remains humble. “I am keen to watch War because both the stars (Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff) are so energetic. I wish that War also goes and hits the bull’s eye with Sye Raa. Everybody will feel happy if both the films do well,” he shares.
The Telugu superstar, who has come back to Mumbai for promotions after years, finds that the city hasn’t changed at all. “I can see the same warmth and affection that I experienced then, and is still the same. Film-wise, actors and other things have changed enormously, but all for good,” he notes.
While many speculate that Chiranjeevi is keeping away from doing Bollywood films, the actor says that the reality is different. “Aisa toh nahi hai, bas offers nahi milte hai (It’s not that I am keeping myself away from Hindi films, I am just not getting any offers). Since my film Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj in 1992, I have been trying. I am keen to work in Hindi films. Actually, I had been busy, and plus I am too expensive an actor,” he laughs in conclusion....