Sairam Shankar talks about his coming film, how his previous films didn’t do well and why he doesn’t want to take his brother’s aid anymore.
Sairam Shankar, better recognized as top director Puri Jagannath’s younger brother, is approaching up with another movie Neno Rakam. The actor has been seeing for a good hit from the past few years and has held his hopes on this movie. “Neno Rakam is a love entertainer with a social awareness message. Sr actor Sarath Kumar is doing an imperative role in the movie,” speaks Sairam Shankar. Sudarshan Sailendra is making his debut as director with this movie. “From a long time I know him and when he came up with this movie, I liked it. It has derived out very well and I know this time, it will absolutely work for me,” says hero, confidently.
He performs a finance company’s recovery agent in the movie. “Reshmi Menon acts as the female lead and has done a very great job. When we approached Sarath Kumar sir, he had numerous big projects in hand, but he put the whole thing aside and did our picture since he believed our story was good,” says Shankar.
Shankar’s last few movies didn’t do well at the box-office. “It’s very depressed that all my movies released at the wrong time. I anticipated a lot from my last movie Araku Road Lo but it was out at the time of demonetization and didn’t go well. I requested the producer to shelve the release,” speaks Shankar about his movie. “My previous movies were also badly affected as they were out through the Telangana and Samaikyandra movement. At present, Neno Rakam is releasing on 17th March, which I feel is a good time,” he speaks.
With brother Puri Jagannadh presenting numerous actors, why can’t he give him a chance now? “My brother has done more than what everybody expected for me. Moreover, he gave me the last hit, Bumper Offer and currently, I don’t want to go and ask him as he is hectic with his movies. It’s time I raised on my own feet. His good support is always there with me. I have shown this movie to him and he liked it a lot, particularly the second half. He even praised the director for making the movie so riveting,” says Shankar.
Several actors like Aadhi Pinisetty, Ranadheer and Naveen Chandra are now doing diverse roles and even villain’s characters. When asked about his future plans, Shankar speaks, “Before I take a verdict, I just want to give a hit. When I taste the success, then I will think about performing different roles.” Speaking about his future film Vaadu Nenu Kaadhu, which is releasing in 4 languages, he discloses, “80 percent of the movie is complete and the rest will be done soon.”