Chiranjeevi about Cherry
Charan is raring to go. Yes, we both are ready to shoot for our
respective films. He has worked hard. What can I tell him? He
knows how much strain, the maximum a human body can take when it
comes to working out. He has seen Bunny work on his physique and
has observed a lot of things. He watches a lot of films, has a
greater understanding of how things work, what people expect
from each of us, etc.
Charan is very sensitive, the other day I had been
telling him that it would be nice if we choose a subject like
Vijeta as a launch pad, he never said anything immediately but
later on explained to me why it would not work and why the
subject is not contemporary. He is very contemplative and
introspective too. In fact when I was in quandary as to whom we
should pick on as a director for Shankardada Zindabad, he
surprised me with his inputs. He has a way of telling me which
is very endearing. He said Prabhudeva would be the right man
because of his trendy approach, his comic touch, his novelty in
footwork and revealed many more aspects of the director which
would suit the sequel perfectly. I really wondered as to why I
did not strike me. I immediately called up the concerned person
and asked if it was okay if we zero in on Prabhudeva.
I am totally against publicity, hype for Charan.
His work and the film should do the talking. I want to give him
a lot of space, freedom to decide what is good and what is bad.
None of us are going to give him unsolicited advise. Mistakes
happen but that is how one learns. These days children are more
exposed to many aspects of life and lifestyle and it is a
welcome revelation. Charan is a reserved person, not as reserved
as Kalyan but he definitely values his privacy and does not like
to expose too much of himself to the public, be it in person or
After much deliberation he spoke to a magazine which
belongs to his friend and was asked to give his picture. I
selected one photograph which I thought was good and felt
happy about my choice. It was only later did I realize that
I should have given importance to his choice when he told me
why he did not want that particular picture to be published,
because it showed his brawn and he did not want exposure of
any kind at this juncture of his career. He is a very
independent boy. At get together we often joke that Bunny is
aiming to be a mass hero and Charan is probably wanting to
be a class hero like K Raghavendra Rao son.
Chiranjeevi says he
has been hearing of Guru and wants to see it quite soon and asks
how it is been doing at the box office. As of now, he says he’s
been working at losing weight too and the changes are visible.
About the burgeoning war amongst fans he stresses that such
things do not reach them, idhi ma varaku raavu, but if what I
have heard is true than I can only say that it reflects on the
persons background. I feel only uneducated people and those who
lack a good upbringing resort to creating animosity by
commenting on the stars. We are all one big family and all the
heroes you see here .We all share so much camaraderie, I walk in
to a colleague home if I feel like even without informing them.
I talk to all the stars impromptu for a long time on the phone.
At my daughter sangeet, you should have seen the atmosphere. All
the rivalry is just created by people who have no understanding.
I have made money, I spend on myself, my people and for the
society. My heart and conscience is clean and I am not
answerable to anyone. Hits and flops are part of the business
and there is healthy competition between all of us and all of us
are happy. Let us do some constructive work for the society and
make our lives worthwhile.