Ram Charan is producing the prestigious film Sye Raa in which his father Chiranjeevi is playing the freedom fighter Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy. On Tuesday, the teaser of the film was released by Chiranjeevi’s wife Surekha and his mother Anjana Devi. Apparently, Ram Charan wanted to gift the teaser to his father on the occasion of his birthday on Wednesday.
“Nearly 12 years ago, the writers — the Paruchuri brothers approached my father with this subject and from then onwards, they kept at it. Now, it is shaping up as a film. Credit must be given to them for turning it into a reality,” says Charan.
The actor reveals that his first choice for director was always Surender Reddy. “He and I went to the US to promote our film Dhruva, and that’s when I asked him to direct Sye Raa. He didn’t say ‘yes’ immediately but agreed to take on the project a week later,” says Charan, adding, “Once Surender Reddy met my father and told him about the subject, my father also immediately agreed.”
The actor admits that he is pumping in a lot of money for the prestigious film. He adds that he has roped in all the top technicians and actors as he wants to release it in many Indian languages. “I can’t reveal how much I am putting into the film, but I have not stepped back for anything. My father told me that I got a socio-fantasy subject Magadheera as my second film whereas he did 150 films in 35 years, but never got such a film. He was keen on a costume-based film and finally got this opportunity. So I decided to make it big and make his wish come true,” says Charan, adding, “I will be happy whether I get profits or not.”
Meanwhile, director Surender Reddy adds that Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy was the first person to fight against the British. “We got so many historical facts and went through many gazettes for this story.
I feel proud that a Telugu person started the freedom struggle against the British and I am making this film with a lot of emotion and pride,” he says.