Nithin: 'Chal Mohan Ranga, proper fun film this summer'

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 19:30

Describing 'Chal Mohana Ranga' as this summer's only proper family entertainer, Nithin in this interview also talks about various issues, especially why he shouldn't give flops and politically supporting Pawan Kalyan.Nithin celebrates his birthday on March 30. Here he talks about 'Chal Mohan Ranga' and more....

Trivikram Srinivas has penned the story of 'Chal Mohan Ranga'. What made you rope in Krishna Chaitanya as director and how has the journey been?

Trivikram Srinivas garu has penned the basic story, the hero's journey, etc but it was Krishna Chaitanya who has turned into proper script.He worked on the script for eight months.Trivikram garu was intent on doing this film now before the concept becomes stale.

I was emotional when Pawan Kalyan garu decided to co-produce the movie a week ahead of the Muhurtham.He decided it spontaneously.

The trailer suggests that you have done a lot of comedy.Tell us more about your role.

This is a more energetic role than even the one I played in'Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde'.The josh you will see in 'Chal Mohana Ranga' is very high. Right from word go, the character does a lot of comedy.Family emotions, too, are there. The last fifteen minute episode is highly emotional.

How did the shooting go?Was Pawan Kalyan involved in any way?

We shot the first half of the movie in the US for 45 days.It was in Ooty and other towns that we shot the second half.The backdrop changes in the latter half when Mohana Ranga returns to India. Kalyan garu used to enquire about the progress of the film, release dates, etc. That's all.

How would you describe the film?

First and foremost, 'Chal Mohana Ranga' is an out-and-out happy film.It's free from all stress. The dialogues have a lot of weight.This summer, different films belong to different genres.And 'CMR' is the only proper family film.

'Pedda Puli' has become a big hit.What is the context of the song?

Mohana Ranga is a disaster for three years in a row when it comes to securing a US Visa.When he finally gets it, his people liken him to Pedda Puli. That's when the song comes.You should watch how he cracks the Visa test on the silver screen.I must add that Thaman has done a great job with the RR, too.

Has Pawan Kalyan done a special role in the movie?

I am happy he produced it and it would be too much to expect him to do a guest role.He is present in the movie in some other ways. I have not aped him in 'CMR'.

No question about him would be complete without a reference to Jana Sena.Are you willing to campaign for him were he to ask you?

Kalyan garu is in politics with good intentions. He means well and I hope he will herald change.I am not inclined heavily towards politics. That said, if he asks me, I will definitely come out to campaign for him.

Coming to Trivikram Srinivas, how is it that you both have struck a chord so well?

It's all about how you connect with someone. In an interview, I was asked about the one male person whom I would cast my eye on.Pat came the reply that it's Trivikram garu.All that it takes for us to fall with a girl in love is just one minute at times.Same way for me with him.

This is your 25th film.And it's coming at a time when 'LIE' failed miserably.What's your take?

I have seen ups and downs.Earlier, I gave 5-6 flops and it was not competitive then.I was lucky that there was no much competition.In this age, the competition is so huge that you have to keep giving hits. I need to deliver at least one hit year after year.

As for 'LIE', it was way too intelligent.If you miss it even for a minute, you won't understand it.That said, there are also faults in the film.But the magnitude of the failure was huge.The release timing was also improper.

When are you getting married? Is there any truth in the rumour that you are in love?

Every day at home, my parents keep asking me to get married.No, I am not in love.I am single.I am ready to mingle.

'Srinivasa Kalyanam' and 'Dagudu Moothalu' with Dil Raju have happened after 16 years.Tell us why you didn't get to reunite with him all these years.

Either things didn't work out or some elements tried to create differences between us.

Is it true that Venky Kudumula and Praveen Sattaru have approached you?

I am doing Venky Kudumula's film. It will happen after 'Srinivasa Kalyanam' and Harish Shankar's movie.As for Praveen, he has narrated a story but nothing concrete has happened on that.

'Srinivasa Kalyanam' will hit the cinemas either on July 24 or August 9.Its Chandigarh schedule will begin from April 17.Harish Shankar's film will be shot from June or July.