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?”