The response to Telugu superstar Ramcharan Teja’s new release Rangasthalam is overwhelming .
And Ramcharan is overwhelmed. “We were a hundred percent sure that my audience would respond positively to my changed image.My effort to reinvent myself as an actor couldn’t go unrewarded. But what we’ve received for the film is beyond anything we had hoped for. It is very very humbling.I can’t even begin to tell you the kind love Rangasthalam has received.It encourages me to attempt more films that take our cinema away from the expected.”
Rangasthalam is being touted as the Ramcharan’s biggest opener ever, and he’s grateful. “We’ve only been hearing praise from everywhere, not just here in India but outside as well. What can I say?The hard work and prayers have worked.”
Ramcharan is about to start his next project . “It’s directed by Boyapati Srinu and my co-star is Kiara Advani. That’s all I can tell you right now. As far as doing more out-of-the-box work is concerned, I’ve already begun walking down that road and there is no stopping me.”
Ramcharan completes Boyapati project before he embarks on his most ambitious project till date. A film directed by Rajamouli. “I can’t tell you anything about that because I’ve signed a non-disclosure agreement. In any case I know nothing about the subject.The director would be narrating the script to me after two months.We start that after I finish my film with Boyapati.”
So did Ramcharan sign the Rajamouli film without hearing the subject?
“More or less,” he replies. “When you are offered a film with Rajamouli you are hardly going to ask questions,right?” argues Ramcharan, basking in the swelling tide of encomium for Rangasthalam.
What is the best compliment he has received so far?
“Well my wife(Upasana Kamineni) really liked my performance. That means a lot to me. She has always been very supportive and encouraging. I sometimes consider myself the luckiest guy in the world.”