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Journey of #PelliChoopulu : Actor Abhay Bethiganti Interview

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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.

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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.

Also Read :

Director Tharun Bhascker Interview : Journey of Pelli Choopulu

Heroine Ritu Varma Interview : Journey of Pelli Choopulu

Producer Raj Kandukuri Interview : Journey of Pelli Choopulu

Producer Yash Rangineni Interview : Journey of Pelli Choopulu

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Touch Chesi Chudu Villain Freddy In Conversation With Cinebucket

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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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Journey of Making a Successful Crowd Funding Film VASHAM : Interview with Director Challa Srikanth

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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.

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1. What is Vasham from your POV?

Vasham for me is two things, first is my love for movies, I wanted to tell a different story , a straight pure story..interlinking the concept of science and ancient spiritual knowledge. And two , my  first experiment in crowdfunding in telugu market, to understand the business perspective and I am sure I will make few more even if I work with production houses in future.
 

2. Did you work anywhere in the past?

My first film is a Hinglish feature ‘Song of Life’ I made in my college, and then I worked in pre production for ‘Minugurulu’ and then for a couple of years in Suresh productions and as a co-writer for Chandamama kathalu.
 

3. What is so special about this film?

We have very few films discussing science and philosophy, so the concept is something very fresh, I hope it reaches the students and personally first film is always special though it is very tough.
 

4. How did you convince yourself to go ahead to initiate crowd funding for the film?

This is the toughest question, and believe it or not, I just got this idea in a minute ,  but I could see the long persistent efforts I need to keep though and also the possibility of finishing it. I am very happy my investors really made this happen!!!
 

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.

It is the story, that actually made me to crowdfund the film, After finishing the first draft I really wanted to see the story on screen, because I liked what I read, so that gave the Idea, lets reveal some part of it and make people curious, they will also be a part of it!! 
 
Then came the idea of creating a platform, we decided to keep a website where people can download the script, names of the investors were also mentioned there, smallest ticket being 2.5 , and one lakh for producers Tag!!
 
Slowly we tried to spread the word, we got 10K script downloads, it started with friends and new people also joined slowly
 
They are all very good friends now, irrespective of the result most of them want to stay for my future projects as well. Must say I am lucky!!
 

6. How did you see this entire journey of Vasham?

2 and half years of efforts ( with no income!! ) Believe me I cant do this again ( the amount of effort ) , but this will be with me all my life, learnt a lot about film making, people .. Work teaches you the best lessons I think
 

7. Tell us about the experiences that you had from starting the project to till date.

a) Learning the craft of film making, nothing beats that! the experience cant be bought in any other way!
 
b) The joy of completing the task, this is the best experience, we shot everyday as planned.. the planning the Team put in is awesome.. and luck is also there, no rains, or any other natures obstacles came on our way..
 
While dubbing one guy fell sick for two months, I wondered how lucky I was , i can get it dubbed by someone else but cant shoot without him!
 
c) Handling people, almost 120 people invested in the project, I tried my best to update everyone, Heard no complaints from anyone!!
 
d) Finding my cinematographer is like a miracle, He messaged me once , I completely forgot about it but when he messaged again i checked his works and wondered how come no one knows about him when he can show such good showreels!! Then I came to know he worked for Anil mehta camera department, he even worked with Majid Majidi for ‘Beyond the Clouds’ after completing Vasham
 

9. What do you think are the highlights of the film?

Climax!! , BGM and the set up is very fresh..  
 

10. How tough is it to make a film in Telugu without any support or background?

It was very tough for me, my first film is releasing after working for 8 years in Industry.. But then I know enough talented people who are seniors to me and yet to get a chance!
 

11. How important is it to convince the distributors and how did you manage that?

I am lucky in this case, My manager, executive producer became such a close friend, that he handled all the stuff, else it would have been a very big struggle. I owe him a lot for releasing this film.
 

12. With your experience so far, what do you tell the budding filmmakers?

Honestly I am just a starter and I just started to work for my next project.. but working here for some 8 years, I have few points to add, 1) Just don’t enter for name and money, the percentage is very less, And I know many talented guys waiting for a chance and are struggling to survive 2) And you will meet real insensitive people, Someone said” Your father doesn’t raise you right” and one more said ” Had he been my son I would have thrashed him”.. As much as you feel like thrashing this scum, you simply have to smile and try to escape and of course not to mention those free suggestions from absolute outsiders.. 3) Hard work, you should be ready to work hard, sometimes days together.. there wont be fixed timings, Imagine watching a product hundreds of times , and the release issues, unless you have great patience and man management skills you cant survive!!!..and hell yeah stay away from people who just keep blabbering without doing anything.. If you are fine with all this.. then think of choosing this career
 

13. What are your upcoming projects?

I am eagerly waiting to find a producer to work on a commercial film and in parallel I am working on another crowd invested project , 400 slots each slot worth 1Lakh to make a Chak-de type movie with cricket back drop.. I am a big fan of sports movies!!
 

14. What is the word that you would like to give for the audiences who are coming to see the film.

Love!!!
 
Watch the film in your nearest theaters on August 4th. Encourage small films and help many more to come. Wishing the entire team of Vasham for a great success.
 
Here is the trailer of Vasham.

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