Lawrence speaks about his long relationship with Megastar Chiranjeevi garu and the reason behind constructing a temple of his mom.
Raghava Lawrence started his profession as a small-time dancer and had gone to become one of the topmost choreographers. He then began acting and directing movies. His horror movie Muni had taken him to a complete new level in both Tollywood and Kollywood, which was trailed by two fruitful sequels. He is currently coming up with one more horror picture Sivalinga, made by senior director P. Vasu.
“Working with Vasu garu has been a great experience for me. I had learnt how a movie can be done quickly, retaining the quality together. I am lucky enough to toil with him,” speaks Lawrence. Rithika Singh the Guru heroine, a proficient boxer, is playing the feminine lead in the movie. Was it hard to work with her? “Really, my job was simple as both of us operated in rhythm,” speaks the actor.
Lawrence, however, turned choreographer as of Chiranjeevi, who delivered him the first chance with Hitler several years ago. From then, he has joined with the Megastar on numerous films, counting Khaidi No.150, where he had choreographed the Rathalu song.
Lawrence says “When annayya (Chiru) probed me to do a song, I instantly took a flight to Hyderabad. There is no query of remuneration amid us, but I want the exceptional dosa and chicken curry which vadina (Chiru’s wife Surekha) makes.”
Speaking about the special song and Chiranjeevi, he speaks, “I had choreographed the song keeping Chiru’s age in mind. But even after a big gap, he hasn’t even changed.”
Actually, Lawrence is constructing a temple of his mom. “I see Divinity in her and it is since of her that I am doing fine in life. I had a brain tumor as a kid and it was she who had taken care of me. That is why I thought to build a temple. It will open from 1st May,” he discloses.
When enquired if it is a good notion to build a temple while his mom is alive, Lawrence retorts, “Several people do so once their parents expire, but I thought of building the temple now. I checked with several elders afore making the choice.” Director Vasu’s suggestion is that a person shouldn’t construct a temple all by himself. “I just took money from three people —Rs 50,000 from R.B. Chowdary. Rs 1 lakh from Vasu sir and Rs 3 lakhs from Chiru annayya.”
The set of temples will consist of 10-foot idols of Gayatri Mata, Raghavendra Swamy and a 5 feet idol of the choreographer’s mom.