Ram Charan says that when he decided to star in the film, a remake of Tamil hit ‘Thani Oruvan,’ he received many phone calls, asking him why he chose a villain-centric subject. “But may be mine and director Surender Reddy’s willpower was strong, which pushed us to go ahead,” said Charan.
He was speaking at the film’s success meet in Hyderabad on Friday evening.Charan also recalled a conversation he had with acclaimed filmmaker Mani Ratnam. “We were to do a film sometime back but it didn’t happen. As he was about to leave, he said, ‘Charan, you’ve achieved so much success and you are a big hero but why do you confine yourself to safe cinema?’ He asked me to think of different cinema, saying that such cinema might not stack big money like the commercial cinema but still you will get fame through it.Guess me green-signalling ‘Dhruva’ came out from his talk,” Charan said.