“There is a Kapoor craze in Hindi cinema. In South Cinema, I also wished for our family to be like that. I’m so happy to see how these kids (from Pawan Kalyan to Allu Arjun and others) have grown up and made a name for themselves in cinema”, Chiranjeevi explained.
Chiranjeevi also recalls an incident, when he had previously travelled to the north, where he had felt humiliated.
‘The ‘Indra’ actor explained, “Even though I had won the Nargis Dutt Award for a Best Feature film in National Integration for ‘Rudraveena’, there was little mention of the South in the award event. I felt humiliated”.
“Now that I see the regional lines slowly perishing, I feel happy”, Chiranjeevi conveyed.
Chiranjeevi spoke about his experience working with his son, Ram Charan, the latest pan-India sensation, and said, “Such opportunities do not come along very often for actors. I am a fortunate father who has witnessed Charan’s incredible growth as an actor “.
Helmed by Koratala Siva, ‘Acharya’ is in theatres on April 29.