Known as sensational director, V.V. Vinayak has given many blockbuster films with top actors like Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Ravi Teja. Now, he will be seen playing the lead role in a film titled Seenayya.
The film, which was launched on Wednesday at a private studio in the city, with many Tollywood celebrities in attendance, is produced by Dil Raju and directed by Nnarasimmha.
“When Dil Raju approached me to play the lead role, I hadn’t understood what he meant and was surprised. But Raju asked me to take this film on as a six-month fun project. But even then, I told him that I wouldn’t do comedy, dance or songs, and that I would take on the role only if it was a graceful one. But when the director narrated the story, I liked it and agreed to do it,” elaborates Vinayak about his new role.
Vinayak then added about how the film was his motivation to head to the gym and get fitter. “I don’t go to the gym. I always wear a white shirt even though it makes me look like an elderly person. But when this film came my way, I told them that I want to lose weight, so I hit the gym, and thanks to these people, I am a regular at the gym now. And since it all began, I see I can wear all kind of clothes, too,” he says delightedly.
The director-turned-actor is a staunch believer in God. “I never think of ‘what next’ as I believe in God and I feel that he is behind me and guiding me. So also, I feel this acting job is a completely new experience. Whatever the director tells me to do, I’ll follow,” he says....