Kshanam star Adivi Sesh is all set to finally start shooting for his next film. The long wait was worth it, since Adivi wanted to make sure his post-Kshanam project lived up to people’s expectations.
However he roundly refutes rumours that his new film , to be directed by his cousin, Sai Kiran is based Farhan Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara. “I don’t know where these rumours come from. Yes ,it’s a coming-of-age story. But it is not Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara.You can compare it with Dil Chahta Hai,Reality Bites, Dil Dhadakne Do, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara…. My film belongs to that ilk. But it’s not inspired by one film.It’s a slice-of-life film. A very fresh and untried genre for Telugu cinema. I hope audiences like what we’re doing.”
That Adivi Shesh’s cousin is directing the film is an added incentive. “It is just the kind of cinema my cousin Sai Kiran Adivi specializes in, a drama about emotions and internal conflicts.”
Shedding more light on the project Adivi Shesh says, “We’ve Priyadarshi of PelliChoopulu fame amd Adith. We also have Nair and Eden, both actresses from languages other than Telugu making their debut in the Telugu cinema.Parvathi is an award-winning Tamil actress.”
Adivi says comparisons with Kshanam are uncalled for. “Kshanam was a film that I scripted This is completely Sai Kiran’s creation . Hence the result of two different thought processes. This new film will be as different from Kshanam as Talaash was from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara although both were from the same production house.”