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Thank You is a lovely film that focuses on human emotions, says Naga Chaitanya

Directed by Vikram Kumar, this romantic comedy entertainer starring Naga Chaitanya and Raashii Khanna, will hit the screens on July 22.

Thank You is a lovely film that focuses on human emotions, says Naga Chaitanya
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Last Updated: 02.39 PM, Jul 21, 2022


Thank You, starring Naga Chaitanya in the lead, will be released in theatres on Friday. The coming-of-age film follows the actor’s character, from being a nobody to becoming a startup founder, who turns into a billionaire, and how he loses everything. “It's a lovely film that focuses on human emotions. If you create something that everyone relates to, there will be an audience to watch it worldwide!” While he is working on a bilingual with Venkat Prabhu, Thank You will only be released in Telugu. The Manam actor believes that the Tamil and Telugu markets have distinct sensibilities. He cites Ye Maaya Chesave and Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya as examples. “Both the films had different endings because the sensibilities were different. So, I must find a screenplay that would motivate me to dub or film it in both languages.”

Raashi Khanna and Naga Chaitanya
Raashi Khanna and Naga Chaitanya

He goes on to say that the Telugu audience would immediately connect with Thank You because the screenplay was designed with them in mind. “It will not play out organically if dubbed in Tamil,” Naga Chaitanya quickly adds. The Venkat Prabhu film is going to be different, though. “We sort of kept in mind viewers from both languages and their sensibilities,” he smiles.

Naga Chaitanya in Thank You
Naga Chaitanya in Thank You

Naga Chaitanya expresses gratitude to his fans, who have always stood by him. “Of course, there is pressure to continue proving oneself, but I see it as a challenge. I don't see it as a source of stress.”

When he does not act, Chai is into racing. Additionally, he owns and operates Shoyu, a cloud kitchen. He says that those help him come back refreshed into movies. The actor developed a passion for racing, cars and motorcycles long before he started appearing in films.

“Since I was 15, I've been going to the tracks. So that passion has always existed. But the situation with food and business is different. I can't stay in one spot all the time. I’ve been into films, yet I feel the urge to take a break now and again. This way, new ideas come to me and I represent them in my acting; although they oddly complement each other,” observes Naga Chaitanya.

After having one of the finest years of his career, the actor has ventured into a variety of businesses and is excited to get fresh exposure this year. “I was just thinking about Telugu before Coronavirus happened. But, to be honest, a lot happened during my two years at home. I got an opportunity to act in Aamir Khan's film Laal Singh Chaddha, and Vikram (the director of Thank You). Also, I’ll be venturing into the OTT space soon,” Naga Chaitanya says.

Naga Chaitanya never thought he'd step into the digital space. However, he reveals he has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video, since the script impressed him so much. “The Venkat Prabhu film will be released in Tamil and Telugu. As a result, I am trying to be everywhere, although I had not planned for it to happen!”

Thank You, the romantic comedy entertainer, will see Raashii Khanna opposite Naga Chaitanya. The supporting cast includes Malavika Nair, Aika Gor and Prakash Raj. Directed by Vikram Kumar, music for the film is composed by Thaman.