The veteran opens up on returning to the mass entertainer space with Dhamaka after a brief sabbatical
Last Updated: 09.31 AM, Dec 22, 2022
Ravi Teja is teaming up with a like-minded filmmaker Trinadha Rao Nakkina for his next release, Dhamaka that hits screens this Friday. Popular screenwriter Prasanna Kumar Bezawada is behind the film’s story, screenplay and the dialogues. Ravi Teja generally doesn’t enjoy putting himself in the spotlight for a film’s publicity and is known for wrapping up conversations with the media as succinctly as possible. For a change, he took time out to interact with fans while promoting Dhamaka recently.
He shared that fan meets always energise him and boosts his confidence. Dhamaka is a rare occasion where Ravi Teja is going all out to promote a film. However, he still maintains that he doesn’t prefer to talk about his work too much and wants the film to do the talking instead. The star believes nothing can stop a movie from working at the box office if it receives a good talk from the first show on the opening day. “Nobody can stop it from becoming a hit then,” he states.
The veteran admits that he hasn’t worked on a full-fledged entertainer after Raja The Great and says Dhamaka’s script came to him at the right time. Applauding composer Bheems Ceciroleo’s work for the film, he calls him a ‘very good music director’ and credits him for ensuring the reach of the songs amongst the masses. Ravi Teja names the director Trinadha Rao Nakkina a fun-loving man and a jovial person. Writer Prasanna Kumar’s dialogues are a major asset to the film, he adds.
The Khiladi star foresees a bright future for his Dhamaka co-star Sreeleela and has kind words to share about her good looks, dance moves and lively on-screen persona. “She is a bundle of talent, a capable performer with a wonderful voice. She will reach great heights in the industry for sure.” He had a peaceful time on the sets, also because of Dhamaka’s producers – TG Vishwa Prasad, Vivek Kuchibhotla. “They’re very positive people and I can’t wait to work with them again.”
Spilling the beans about Waltair Veerayya, Ravi Teja mentions that he has a strong character in the film and doesn’t wish to say anything about that. He expresses his happiness about reuniting with Chiranjeevi nearly two decades after Annayya. However, he maintains he did Waltair Veerayya more for the character and the story. The star is on the verge of wrapping up Ravanasura (80% shoot done already) and states his makeover for Tiger Nageswara Rao will certainly be worth the wait.
Irrespective of success or failure, Ravi Teja puts in the same effort for every movie. “The result is never in our hands. Some stories work and some stories don’t. My effort remains the same,” he says. The actor reportedly feels out of place when he isn’t shooting and claims he isn’t bored of his work, even after spending nearly 30 years in the industry. In a typical ‘filmi’ response, the star avers, “The word ‘boring’ doesn’t exist in my dictionary. I have no complaints or regrets.”