Republic, directed by Deva Katta, will hit theatres on October 1
Aishwarya Rajesh, last seen in the Telugu film Tuck Jagadish alongside Nani, is eagerly awaiting the release of her next, Republic. The actress came to Hyderabad recently to attend the film's pre-release event and promote the movie extensively. In an interaction with the media, she opened up on her experiences of shooting for the Deva Katta-directed political thriller, that also stars Sai Dharam Tej, Ramya Krishna, Jagapathi Babu, Srikanth Iyengar.
"Director Deva Katta had called me one day to talk about a role named Myra in Republic. I heard the first narration over the phone owing to the COVID-19 scenario and later came to Hyderabad, where we spoke for over five hours. He looks at his stories through the characters and doesn't restrict them to the hero-heroine formula. I'll be playing an NRI girl in the film, who returns to India for a reason. The treatment of the film and the role will be very matured," Aishwarya Rajesh shares.
Adding that every character in the film has its own identity, she stated Ramya Krishna and Jagapathi Babu will also be seen in crucial roles. "Republic is based on true incidents and the director has weaved a strong, moving fictional story around it. Deva Katta is someone who strives for perfection. The fact that I took over 15 days to dub for my role will tell you enough about it. This is a film that addresses an important issue in society and I'm happy to be a small part of it," she tells.
"Sai Dharam Tej has given his heart, blood and soul for the project. He used to write his dialogues in a book and memorise it time and again. He also performed a 10-minute long court scene in a single take. I have no doubts that this is his career-best work," Aishwarya says, showering praise on her co-star. The actress is reportedly receiving many offers in Telugu but prefers to wait for roles that offer her adequate scope to perform. "Though World Famous Lover wasn't commercially successful in theatres, my role as Suvarna got its due."
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