It looks like top actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan is the latest one to be bowled by his nephew Ram Charan’s period film. So impressed is the 46-year-old that he has gone on to state that Rangasthalam should represent India at the Oscars next year.
“The southern and northern film industries should unite to send Rangasthalam to Los Angeles for the Oscars. This is one of the greatest films that goes deep into our culture and the circumstances in our villages,” said PK, adding that this success has once again pinned India on the international map.
Further, “We should promote this film internationally as it brings pride to our country. I spoke about Dangal too earlier because that was India’s film and now Rangasthalam should be supported in a similar manner. The way we promoted Baahubali, we should come forward and do the same with this film too,” stated an emotional Pawan.
The actor also heaped profuse praises on his nephew. “Magadheera showcased only one side of Charan, but this film is has made him a complete actor.” PK was quick to add here that his relationship with Charan is more like a brother’s than an uncle. “In recent times, whenever I went to Chiranjeevi’s house, I saw Charan wearing a lungi, sporting a beard and looking ugly. It amused and made me wonder why did Charan look like that. But now I understand how deeply involved he was in his character.”
Praising the blockbuster’s director, Sukumar, the politico said that the filmmaker will serve as an inspiration for many. “The way he has created the village and portrayed everyone is superb! After a long time I’ve watched a film in a theatre and actually felt that I was in that village,” stated PK at an event organised in the city to celebrate the film’s success.
The film’s entire crew and cast attended the occasion with most of them sporting the lungi and other traditional attire....