Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nagarjuna to change his Strategy!

nagarjuna gaganam
Tollywood superstar, Nagarjuna was in Chennai recently to promote the bilingual Payanam (Gaganam in Telugu) and seemed glad to be in the city where he has a sizeable fan following.

Considered a mass hero, Payanam seems to be a departure from the routine for Nagarjuna but the actor refuses to label it so. Begins the actor, "Many people exclaim that this is a different film for me but I've done films across genres in my 25 years. But more than the fact that this film was 'different', I saw Radha Mohan's earlier films and I wanted to work with him. Also, Prakash Raj was producing it. These two have carved a niche audience for themselves."

He also adds that he sees this film as an investment for his future in films. "I can't keep doing the kind of movies I've been doing, though I would like to. I have to change my strategy at some point," he admits.

Talking about his role in the film, which is based on the hijack of a plane, he says, "I'm playing an NSG commando. The film deals with the emotions that I go through during the period of hijack. I play a commando who is angry at the fact that the commandos are sacrificing their lives to capture terrorists but the government is ready to release terrorists for the safety of the passengers. It's a film in which everybody is right and everybody is wrong."

And the actor reveals that he didn't have to prepare much for the role. "Radha Mohan and Prakash had done so much research. They had spoken to army officers and had everything about the role on paper — how commandos behave and dress. The film turned out to be one of the easiest I have worked in," he says.

Courtesy: TOI

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