The teaser of the new Adivi Sesh’s upcoming thriller Evaru, which released on July 19, is sleek, fast-paced, gripping and unrelenting in its suspense. What’s more, it features a murder accused heroine (Regina Cassandra) and a morally compromised cop, played with stinging swagger by Sesh.
Describing his role, the actor says, “I play a corrupt cop. One never knows which way my character goes. I enjoy this unpredictability in my roles. I seek it out and grab it with both hands.”
Admitting that he is happy to reunite with his Kshanam team for another thriller, Sesh adds, “I loved exploring the thriller genre again, that too with the same team with which I did Kshanam. Evaru is like an ‘I owe you’ from me to them.”
While he hopes that the film will connect as strongly with the audience as Kshanam did, the Goodachari actor clarifies that they did not want to compete with Prabhas’Saaho.
“We didn’t want to come anywhere near Saaho, so we had originally planned to release our film two weeks after. It’s only later that we came to know that Saaho is being postponed to August 30, by which time we had rescheduled for an August 15 release. Now we have Ranarangam for company. That team comprises my friends, so I wish them all the best,” says Sesh.
What about Hindi releases Mission Mangal and Batla House that are also releasing on August 15? Sesh says that he is not bothered about competition from that quarter. “Hindi films have a different market as compared to Telugu films. So our only competition is from Ranarangam. And then there is Saaho two weeks later. Prabhas has worked so hard on it and he was so good to me when I did a small role in Baahubali,” says the magnanimous actor....