When Adivi Sesh tweeted about Evaru being the biggest hit of his career there was an immediate backlash from a fraction challenging his claims, stating that Goodachari was a bigger hit.
Says Adivi, “That tweet about Goodachari has now been removed. The fact is the fact. Evaruhas crossed the lifetime earnings of Goodachari in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It makes me happy and worried. Happy , for obvious reasons. Worried. because after four successes, I cannot afford to disappoint the audience.”
There was a screening of Evaru in Mumbai on August 28 where some of the most eminent critics and filmmakers saw the film.
“And they loved it!” says Adivi. “I was apprehensive about the comparisons with the Hindi film Badla. But they didn’t seem to find the need to compare the two films.”
Adivi’s preparation for his role as army martyr Sandeep Unni Krishnan begins on Tuesday. “On Monday was Ganesh Chaturthi. I gorged on all the festive sweets and now I’ve gone into a strict diet to lose 10 kilos. Fans will have less of me to love. But in my case less is always more.”