Venkatesh Daggubati on Narappa: ‘It is one of the most challenging films of my career’


Venkatesh Daggubati has dabbled in various genres throughout the years. It is maybe the secret of his success and longevity. While Covid-19 induced lockdown restrictions have been in power, he managed to complete the shoot for 2 films – Narappa and Drushyam 2, and curiously each the tasks are remakes. His Narappa is the newest Telugu A-lister-led film to launch instantly on an OTT platform. The movie, additionally starring Priyamani, Rao Ramesh, Nassar, Karthik Rathnam, Ammu Abhirami, and Rajeev Kanakala, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 20.

Venkatesh interacted with the media forward of Narappa’s launch. Here are excerpts from the dialog:

Film exhibitors have been asking producers to keep away from the OTT route and look forward to theatres to reopen. But, all of a sudden, Narappa is popping out on an OTT platform?

Sometimes, we’ve got to take what comes our approach. Instead of asking ‘why’, we have to transfer forward with the instances. As an actor, I’ve put my finest efforts into Narappa. Beyond that, it is not my name to take. Only time will inform whether or not this name is proper or flawed.

Just a few of your followers are additionally upset with Narappa’s OTT launch?

People might be upset now, however will heal with time. Some of my followers are pleased, and a few will not be. With all my coronary heart, I wish to ask for his or her forgiveness. We will all come collectively to observe one other film of mine in a theatre however security comes first for now. Fans and well-wishers have been fantastic to me all through my profession and I’ve returned their love.

What made you greenlight the remake of Asuran in Telugu?

I need to thank Vetri Maaran, Dhanush, and Thanu for Asuran. It is a traditional. I’ve not come throughout any film like that. I appreciated it immediately, and my intestine informed me to do its remake. Earlier, I’ve acted in remakes reminiscent of Chanti, Sundarakanda and Guru in the previous, which went on to entertain the viewers.

Narappa is one of the most challenging characters I’ve performed. It absorbed me fully. During the Madurai schedule, I used to be in the identical outfit for 50 days in a resort room. I’m pleased that the film has formed up nicely.

Since Narappa is a remake, comparisons are inevitable.

Comparisons at all times occur in case of remakes. However, in the case of Narappa, the content material is extraordinarily robust and we’ve got good actors on board. Even I’ve not labored in a movie like this in my profession. There are many the reason why I consider individuals will respect this movie.

You have three films back-to-back in numerous genres. How powerful was it to modify between the films?

I’m lucky to have these films. I’m fully immersed in the venture when I’m doing it however I’m able to swap off instantly as soon as it is completed. Luckily, Narappa was completed in a single stretch. In Drishyam 2, Mohanlal was at his finest so I’ve to do justice to its Telugu remake. F3 is my sort of a movie and you realize what to anticipate.

How was it working with Priyamani?

It was a beautiful expertise. She has completed a pleasant job in the film.

How was it capturing with Covid-19 protocols in place?

Unfortunately, all of us should undergo this model of working throughout the pandemic. Despite following rigorous Covid protocols, there is at all times a concern of virus infections.

Tell us about the motion half in Narappa.

It was so challenging to work on feelings each single day. I’m glad these scenes got here out fairly nicely. The motion sequences have been very demanding and left me exhausted. After a shot was completed, I discovered it powerful to stand up for the subsequent shot. It was a challenging job.


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