Actor Nagarjuna is promoting his younger son Akhil’s upcoming film Hello in a grand way, even announcing a big audio event in Visakhapatnam on December 10. “I told Akhil that this isn’t a regular audio event as it’s going to be held in a grand fashion. He is giving a live performance there,” shares Nagarjuna.
The actor is completely satisfied with the film and is all praise for director Vikram Kumar. “That’s why I am announcing the release date as December 22 with complete confidence,” he says. Incidentally, Nani’s film releases the same day. However, the actor says that there are enough theatres to accommodate both films. “Five films are releasing this Sankranti. Nani is a popular star and it’s holiday time. But there are many theatres to accommodate these films and it won’t be a problem,” he says.
Talking about the recently announced Nandi awards in which his father’s last film Manam didn’t get many awards, the actor shares, “People loved our film and their verdict is more than the Oscars for us. Manam will always be a special film for us.”
Clarifying the issue behind the teaser of Hello being removed by YouTube citing a copyright violation, Nagarjuna says, “First of all, the teasers or trailers of films aren’t edited by the director. There are separate specialists and Vijay Vardhan did the teaser for our film in Mumbai. We bought the background track through a Hong Kong-based agency which in turn got it from Hollywood. Due to a miscommunication between both those parties, there was an issue. We clarified it and the teaser was back online in six hours.”
The actor reveals that the action scenes in this film have been choreographed by Hollywood stunt master Bob Brown. “There are many talented people here also, but I wanted to show something new in this film. I am sure you would have never seen this kind of action in a Telugu film,” he says confidently, adding, “You will remember Jackie Chan after seeking Akhil’s action scenes, even kids will enjoy them.”
While Akhil already proved that he is a good dancer in his debut film, Nagarjuna says that in this film, dance numbers will appear only where necessary. “It’s not nice putting in some 50 people around and doing exercises. If the song really needs a good dance, then you can, otherwise, no. In this film, the songs are beautiful and the choreography has been done accordingly,” says the actor.