Pelli Choopulu is all set for a release on July 29th. Promotions are on full swing and the movie already got huge positive buzz in the industry from the early premier shows. Director Tharun Bhascker is getting great appreciations for his making style. Vijay Devarakonda and Ritu Varma are the leads in this youthful Rom-Com. Abhay and Priyadarshi acted as hero friends in the movie. As per the report their track is one of the highlights for the movie. Team CineBucket had an interview with Abhay Bethigani. Let’s have a look into that.
We heard that you came from a theater background. Can you please tell us about that ?
I acted in many plays from a famous theater group for which Ram Mohan garu is the head. I acted in several plays at annapurna studios and La makaan. I have an experience of 1 and half year in theater plays. They helped me a lot for movie chances.
What are your previous movies ?
Previously I acted in two movies. One is Pyar Me Padipoyane released in 2014. Other one is Bommala Ramaram which is going to release in this August.
How you met Tharun Bhascker ?
Me and Darshi previously acted together in Bommala Ramaram. At that time Darshi got selected for a role in Pelli Choopulu. He is the one who referred me to Tharun Bhascker. Impressed with my acting he took me into this project.
How you felt when Tharun Bhascker explained ?
I felt very happy when Tharun Narrated about my role. My character is very simple and he explained it as simple as possible. He also said that I will have very less dialogues in the movie but you will be seen through out the movie. I took it as a challenge to act in the background. I learnt many things in the process. I also know about his working style. I’m a big fan of his short film Sainma.
Are you happy with the performance ? What did the director said about your acting ?
I’m very much satisfied about my acting. Even the director said the same. of course every director says the same to their actors. But there happened an incident and then I got the confidence. I spoke to a friend of Director , he praised me about my acting. Later he said that the role was actually written for some other guy. Then I got to know that the director is really impressed with my acting.
You found any differences in the story narrated and the final output ?
He did what he said. The output is 100% perfect.
Tell us about Vishnu Character ?
Vishnu character is very similar to my real life character. Vishnu is very calm and realistic. I felt very happy to do a role like Vishnu which is similar to my character. That’s the main reason I performed very natural. Only difference between both Vishnu and Abhay is that Abhay talks more and Vishnu talks less.
So far many celebrities and your close circle watched the movie, So what is the best compliment you received so far ?
I got best compliments from Kshanam director Ravikanth perepu. Pavan sadineni said that “You didn’t acted in the movie, you reacted to the situations.” That’s one of the best compliments.
Can you share some funny experiences on sets ?
We are travelling to a location on our food truck. We are going slow, but suddenly the break got failed at a signal. Every one in the truck started shouting except one person. He is none other than Vijay. Moreover he started laughing. When I asked the same he said “Why to fear, I’m not the only one here. If anything happens it will happen to all of us”. Everyone started laughing after this and we successfully escaped a tragedy.
Tell something about producers
Both Yash and Raj Kandukuri are very friendly. If so we are busy in the shoot and not in a chance to see them coming to sets, they will come to us to greet and inquires about everything. They have full confidence on the young team which gained positivity all over the project.
About the lead actors Ritu and Vijay
I was very reserved in the starting. I used to do my job and disappear. I never spoke to Ritu in the initial days as her character in the movie is very serious. And the only time I talk to Vijay is during the scenes. Later both of them became good friends of mine and our talks never stopped. It’s very happy working with them.
How are you promoting your film ?
I’m using Facebook to promote my film. I’m posting all the updates on my page and sharing all the info with my friends. I even have a set of fans for my Dubsmash videos. They are even more happy than me for doing this film. They are helping very much to promote the film
Finally, Why we need to watch Pelli Choopulu ?
Pelli choopulu is not a movie, it’s a lifestyle. Everyone can connect to the characters. Suppose I acted as Vijay in the movie but I can relate to Prashanth character. The struggle faced by the character Prasanth is the same every youth can relate to. Even the families will love the film and will get some nostalgic moments of their past. So Pelli Choopulu is a must watch for every one.
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Touch Chesi Chudu Villain Freddy In Conversation With Cinebucket
Freddy Dharuwala is the Indian Bollywood model who turned actor. The theatre artist has been a part of a lot of interesting Bollywood movies and he is now making his Telugu debut with the film Touch Chesi Choodu. Touch Chesi Choodu stars Ravi Teja, Rashi Khanna and Seerat Kapoor in the lead roles. Freddy is very excited about his first Telugu Telugu film and Cine Bucket has caught up interviewing him during the promotions of the movie.
Tell us about your background?
I am from modelling background. I used to visit Hyderabad frequently and I am model. Later, I made my debut in Bollywood and constantly scored film opportunities.
How did you get the chance in the film Touch Chesi Choodu?
While working for my Bollywood film, the director Vikram Sirikonda approached me with this role. I met him and he narrated me the role I liked it and immediately accepted to be a part of this project.
Tell us about working with Ravi Teja.
Ravi Teja Garu is a fun loving person who is very much energetic on the sets. He is hardworking and is ever inspiring. I had a really great time working with him on the film sets. I will cherish the memory of working with him.
What was the initial thought when you were approached for this Telugu film.
Initially, I was very much happy when I was told that I am going to do a Telugu film. I always wanted to be a part of Telugu movie industry and finally, it happened with Touch Chesi Choodu.
Did you find any difference in the working styles between Telugu and Hindi industries?
I do not find any such differences. All I believe is that actor should not be limited to languages. I find that the Telugu films are a bit more in terms of commercial values and mass masala entertainers. I always wanted to be a part of such films and finally, Touch Chesi Choodu is helping me to realise my dream.
Tell us about the film’s producers.
The film’s producers are very patient and comfortable to work with. They have treated me very well and did not show any difference in south actor and north actor. I am happy to be working with their production.
Any memorable experiences from the sets?
All I could remember was the chase sequence that took place with me and Ravi Teja Garu. We shot it in the beautiful city Pondicherry and both of us had a great time. We had to run for almost 2-3 km and the chase has come out well. I had a great time that day working with Ravi Teja Garu.
How flexible is it working down the south?
I feel so good to be working in the south film industry. I want to be part of more films down south. I am eagerly looking forward to grabbing more offers after the release of this movie.
Have you been approached by other Telugu film producers?
As of now, no one has approached me but I am hoping that Touch Chesi Choodu will open new opportunities for me.
What are the Final words about Touch Chesi Choodu?
The film is surely going to be interesting action entertainer which will have a lot of fun. Don’t miss it.
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Vasham is the first ever crowd funded science thriller made in Indian film industry. Challa Srikanth is the director of this film. He is very much successful in completing this project in limited budget. Vasham is gearing up for a release on August 4th in theaters.
Here is what the director of Vasham, Challa Srikanth have to say about his crowd funding film Vasham. He shared many interesting things about the journey of vasham and the process of crowd funding.
1. What is Vasham from your POV?
2. Did you work anywhere in the past?
3. What is so special about this film?
4. How did you convince yourself to go ahead to initiate crowd funding for the film?
5. Tell us about how did the crowd funding idea start and tell us the entire process that you have gone through in attaining the funds.
6. How did you see this entire journey of Vasham?
7. Tell us about the experiences that you had from starting the project to till date.
9. What do you think are the highlights of the film?
10. How tough is it to make a film in Telugu without any support or background?
11. How important is it to convince the distributors and how did you manage that?
12. With your experience so far, what do you tell the budding filmmakers?
13. What are your upcoming projects?
14. What is the word that you would like to give for the audiences who are coming to see the film.
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