Sai Dharam Tej, who is trying to find his foothold from Mega clan trying his luck with "Rey" this friday. Hereare some updates from his interview to a leading media house.
Technically, 'Rey' has become your second film. Tell us about the pressure that you have gone through.
I don't agree with the word 'Pressure'. Every actor and technician will face this kind of situation in their careers and in a way, I'm happy that I have passed this phase at the beginning of my career. This experience made me strong and I've understood about the pros & cons of filmmaking.
What was your family members reaction to this entire experience?
Honestly, my family members supported me right from the day one. I can't imagine all these things without their support. My mom said, 'You need to work hard Teju. Your work should speak more than anything else'. Charan, Bunny and everyone were very supportive and they helped me a lot.
Tell us about your working experience with YVS Chowdary.
When I started my second film 'Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham', I was out of the world when AS Ravikumar Chowdary garu said the word 'ACTION'. Because, I was very much attached to YVS Chowdary garu and our journey for 'Rey' went on for too long. People said a lot of things about our movie and I'm confident enough that this film will bring good name to each and every person involved in the project.
YVS Chowdary garu is nothing less than my elder brother. If I get a chance, I would definitely work with him again and again.
Tell us about your heroines
Saiyami Kher and Shraddha Das are the leading ladies in this movie. Both of them have got very good characters and they have delivered their best. Sayami is a newcomer just like me and she used to know the meaning of the dialogues every day. She worked hard on the sets to recite Telugu dialogues and our audience will definitely love her. Shraddha is pure professional and her presence is an added advantage for the film.
You have used Chiranjeevi's 'Golimar' song and a special number on Pawan Kalyan was released last week. Any feedback from Megastar and Powerstar?
Pedda Mavayya (Chiranjeevi) told me on day one that I should respect each and every technician. He said, 'Our real life character is very important and you should treat everyone equally. Be a director's hero and never become a burden to any producer'. These are the words which I will remember throughout my life and I thank him for everything.
'Pawanism' song was composed long back. One day, I said, 'Mavayya we are doing a special song you'. He gave his trademark smile and said, 'Do you guys really need it? Hmm... Ok.. Carry on'.
Tell us about your future projects.
Right now, I'm working with Harish anna for 'Subramanyam For Sale'. He is one of the sweetest persons I've ever met and he supported me a lot for the past 2 years. I will announce my future projects very soon.
Anything else you want to say about 'Rey'?
Generally, most of the love and action films end with an emotional scene or a fight episode. But for the first time, we are ending this film with a climax song that will last for 8 minutes. This song was shot in 35 days and YVS Chowdary garu has spent close to 2 crores for this special song. It's not about the money, but look at the dedication he has got towards cinema.
'Rey' is the handwork of our team and we are expecting that our Telugu audience will like our film and show us some love in this summer.