“It’s surreal!” says Telugu star-actor Adivi Sesh, referring to the response to his new espionage thriller Goodachari, which has opened to fabulous reviews and footfalls to match.
“It’s as if I’ve woken up to a new chapter in my career. Praise for the film is pouring in from all quarters. I even got a call from producer Sajid Nadiadwala who remade my film Kshanam into Hindi as Baaghi 2, to tell me that he saw Goodachari. He spent a good 15 minutes telling me what he liked about it. If inspite of the language, we can reach out to a national audience, I think we’ve done what we hoped to do,” says Adivi, revealing that there will be two more films in which he will play the same character.
“Goodachari was always planned as a trilogy. So yes, we’ll have two more films in the series. We already have the blueprint for the plots. We just need to get together again to do it,” says an excited Adivi.
Next up for the actor is the Telugu remake of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States which was adapted to Hindi cinema by producer Sajid Nadiadwala. However, the remake has a slight twist. The boy is Telugu while the girl is a Bengali. “Yes, but Alia Bhatt who played the Tamil girl in the Hindi 2 States is hardly a Tamilian, right?” reasons Adivi.
Meanwhile, the young enterprising actor has also paid a handsome tribute to the legendary actor Krishna in his film. “In my film Goodachari, the number 116 plays a very important part. It is my tribute to Mahesh Babu’s father, the great Krishna.
One of his earliest superhits was Gudachari 116, directed by Mallikarjuna Rao and released in 1966. I am a huge fan of Krishna Sir and that film was Indian cinema’s first true-blue spy film. My Goodachari is a tribute to Gudachari 116, which was also one of Jayalalitha’s first big successes,” explains the actor, who is keen to show his film to Krishna and his son Mahesh Babu. “I grew up watching their films. This is my tribute to the actors who influenced my passion for cinema,” he concludes.