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HTLS 2022: Ram Charan on RRR crossing boundaries and reaching the 'orthodox markets' of Japan

The Magadheera actor also reveals how his father Chiranjeevi kept cinema away from him.

HTLS 2022: Ram Charan on RRR crossing boundaries and reaching the 'orthodox markets' of Japan

Ram Charan at HTLS 2022

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.01 PM, Nov 12, 2022

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On Saturday evening, during Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022, Ram Charan shared the stage with Akshay Kumar and spoke about his debut in acting, RRR and more.

When asked at what age he decided that acting and films are going to be his callings, the actor recalled his younger days and shared, "Firstly, of course, I am fortunate. We all have worked hard under the umbrella, that my dad (Cheeranjeevi) opened for all of us and led the path so beautifully, but eventually, all of us had to work really hard."

"But I don't remember at what age it all happened to me. I remember dad used to be on the cover page of magazines but it always used to stay in the office and never came to our residence side. But I was not sure whether I should speak about acting or not. Because our home was very conservative and it was not like a celebrity home. But at the later stage, he might have kept cinema from us, but cinema didn't stay away from us and it eventually came to us and end up like this."

When asked about at what point of RRR did he realise that it was going to be a big success, Ram immediately replied that it was not in his thoughts while shooting the film. "We were too busy with the making of the film. On the day of release, we did have 20% of divided talk but thanks to the pan India audience, it has completely overshadowed those little-little talks. And never have I imagined it going across the boundaries. Going from Andhra Pradesh to Telangana was a big achievement, but going into other countries like Japan (which has a conservative and orthodox market) and being appreciated is very very heartwarming," he added.

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