Adivi Sesh: “We Never Expected Evaru Would Open So Well”

Adivi   Shesh  is  in seventh heaven….going on eighth.  His  new  film Evaru which opened  on August 15 has  garnered  huge appreciative audiences.

“Quite honestly,” Adivi said  in an interview on  Friday morning. “We didn’t expect  this  kind of an opening.  It is  far beyond our expectations. We had  put our heart and soul into  creating a crime drama like never before. A  whole lot of thought went  into the changes from the source  material(the Spanish film  The Invisible  Guest).We made sure there was  no  immediate  similarity between the two.”

Adivi is known to  be hands-on in the creative  process of every film. How much did he contribute to the  script  ofEvaru?

Says Adivi, “This time  I  can very honestly say I  left everything to my director  Venkat Ramji. But of course I  am not the  kind of  actor who can sit in his vanity van waiting to be called  for a shot. In that sense I was hands-on, always  on  the set. When I  needed to cool off I’d rush for a few minutes  into the van.  But  I  couldn’t tear myself away  from the set  for too long and would  rush back.”

 What  does  Adivi have to say about fans complaining that  the leading lady Regina Cassandra has a  larger role  inEvaru  than Adivi? “I think I am  too selfish an  actor  to  be concerned about  the length  of my role. I’m  just happy with the  film working in  totality.”

Is the Evaru team looking at  celebrating the  success?

Says  Adivi, “For the next 15 days we are only going to be thinking about promoting Evaru until it reaches  its optimum  level of  success. We’re going  to be  looking at taking the  film as  high as it can go. Usske baadcelebration  dekha jayega.I am so thankful for  all the support that I’ve received  right  from the beginning of my career  from all the maestros  of Telugu cinema from Nagarjuna Sir to Samantha to Allu Arjun. They’ve all gone  out of their way to support me and  to recommend  my films.”

Will Adivi work  again with director Venkat Ramji?  “After Evaru the  question is  would he like to work with me again?”

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