“In Dasara, I play a character that is not a superhero. “Natural Star” Nani describes his role in the movie Dasara as “a common man who is courageous and can raise his voice against wrong.” Dasara, which will be helmed by Shrikant Odela, will premiere on March 30. Nani and Keerthy Suresh are its stars.

The Telugu version of this historical action-adventure movie will be released alongside dubbed versions in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Nani mentions the film’s release across all of India. Dasara contains a lot of applicable material. And in recent years, we have seen that, outside of state boundaries, audiences are interested in viewing any story that transports them to a foreign environment. As fresh to you and the rest of the audience as it is to me, Dasara is set against the backdrop of the Singareni coal mines in Godavarikhani in Telangana. I believe that the three main emotions of the movie are love, war, and friendship.

Prior to the film’s release, Nani spoke candidly in an exclusive interview about his success, his challenges, and reaching 15 years in the business. Nani was open when discussing his journey, saying, “I am not here to compete with anyone. I forged my own course. Although tough, my trip has been quite exhilarating.

portions of the interview.


Q. You have a lot of action in the movie, as we can see from the trailer. How difficult has it been?

A. It was quite difficult. After the production is over, many performers comment that “we had a great time,” “the shoot was like a picnic,” etc. But. Nothing like it existed in this place. For me, it was quite challenging. I was keeping track of the days till it was finished. So, yeah, it was quite challenging, but the finished product is excellent.

Q. What, in your opinion, makes Dasara’s material unique and likely to draw viewers from all over India?

A. I wouldn’t describe it as a pan-Indian movie. Just recently, it was made available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. There are other additional languages spoken in India, thus we would refer to a film as pan-Indian when it was released in all of them. It is a multilingual film, thus it isn’t yet pan-Indian. Regarding the subject, I believe that people will relate to it because of the feeling it conveys.

Q. Does the movie, whose name is Dasara, have any special ties to Dussehra?

A. Dussehra represents good triumphing over evil. Therefore, if the movie were to be summed up in a single sentence, this would be it. The tale of the movie begins on one Dussehra and finishes on another, which makes for a unique connection. The movie depicts the voyage in between.


Q. What, in your opinion, constitutes a pan-Indian film?

A. In my opinion, the fact that it’s a pan-Indian picture shouldn’t be mentioned by the director, actors, or producers. After seeing, viewers should be free to judge whether or not this is a pan-Indian film. The movie becomes one if the entire nation’s audience enjoys it. Simply distributing a movie nationwide does not make it pan-Indian.

Q. Why do you think Hindi-speaking viewers today are so drawn to South Asian films?

A. In my opinion, what engages the audience is grounded, simple, and inclusive of a range of emotions. Prior until today, Hindi films were produced in the same manner, but now a variety of films are produced here.

Q. Do you believe that larger-than-life theatres are finally necessary?

A. I don’t believe that being over the top is required. The story ought to contain some suspense. You must have seen a lot of South Asian movies recently that were comparable to RRR and KGF, but none of them were commercially successful. Being larger than life should not be the main criterion, for this reason. The content ought to contain something intriguing. When it occurs, the movie also succeeds.

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Q. How do you guys, as superstars in the Telugu cinema industry, get along with one another? Exists any opposition?

A. We all get along. Every time we get together, we have a great time. There is always rivalry in the film industry, but it is positive competition. For instance, even if everyone is buddies when we study in school, there is still competition. This is also the case. Otherwise, we always have a fantastic talk when we get together. Prabhas always calls and chats with me before the release of the teaser or trailer for one of my films. Here, we are all close buddies. When actors from other industries visit Hyderabad, they are occasionally taken aback by our friendship.

Q. Do you like to compete?

A. Since I’ve taken a different route, I don’t face any competition in this situation. After many years, I am releasing a major action movie with Dasara. In between, I worked on many other genre movies that no one else was doing, like Jersey and Shyam Singha Roy. I don’t see anyone as a rival because of this. I might be able to respond to your question after Dasara.

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Q. With the release of SS Rajamouli’s film Eega aka Makkhi, you gained notoriety among Hindi-speaking viewers.

A. Rajamouli’s Eega was the movie that brought me the fame for the first time outside of Telugu states, not just in Hindi but also in the rest of the nation. He was already regarded as a very important director in the Telugu film industry at the time. The list of his accomplishments has grown significantly only today. He is currently spreading Indian pride over the globe.

Q. This year marks your 15th anniversary in the movie business. What emotions do you have regarding your trip?

A. To be completely honest, it only seems like a year or two ago as I look back. I have received a great deal of affection and respect from the people of this nation. I greatly appreciate my work because of this. Ashta Chamma (2008), my debut movie, felt like it was yesterday. These fifteen years went by quite quickly. I never imagined I’d be able to get here. I had the opportunity to work on some truly unforgettable movies. And I’m thrilled about it.


Q. There is currently much discussion concerning insiders and outsiders in the film industry. Despite not having a film background, you have achieved great success in movies. What do you think?

A. There are a few actors in every film industry who come from movie families. Or it occurs everywhere, not only in the film industry. To be honest though, there are times when being an outsider makes me happier. Because you will feel ten times more satisfaction than any star kid if you succeed outside of the classroom. Nothing is wrong with it. Yes, they have more opportunities, and yes, you have to work harder, but the harder work can also be enjoyable. Due to the fact that I had nothing to lose, my path was both very difficult and quite exciting. There are high expectations placed on those from film families. They battle their own battles.

Q. You have a huge fan base, particularly among women. It feels what?

A. (Smiles) Yes, female fans are very supportive because they enjoy the type of stuff I have created. I’ve made a lot of romantic comedies, so now when I make an action movie, people sometimes have complaints. In my workplace, I have a large collection of fan-written messages and paintings. I consider myself fortunate that my fans provide me such a lot of support. I’ll keep making an effort to give them quality film. I’ll do my best to be true to my characters. My heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the love that so many people have shown me by watching my videos.

Q. Bholaa, starring Ajay Devgn, is also coming out at the same time as Dasara. Do you worry about this collision?

A. I don’t see that as a conflict. We all have gained knowledge from Ajay Devgn sir. If I stay in Mumbai, I’ll first see Bholaa before going to Dasara. I’d want to send my warmest wishes to the entire Bholaa crew. I am confident that the movie will be a tremendous success, and I would like to advise the audience in this room to watch Bholaa first before coming to see Dasara. Enjoy the movies.


Q. You have worked in nearly every genre during the past 15 years. What are your future plans?

A. I want to work in every genre but horror movies. It has always been my dream to direct a mythological movie in the near future. However, try not to give it too much thought. It will arrive when it is required to. The cosmos will arrange it.

Q. Which director would you choose to collaborate with if you ever decided to make a Hindi film?

A. Rajkumar, A. Hello, sir. I’ve seen all of his movies at least ten times. He does a fantastic job of capturing human feelings, and you can never help but identify with them. His movies’ narratives are unbreakably compelling. It is quite entertaining, but it also conveys a heartfelt message. It makes for a fantastic pairing. My favourite is him.

Q. Do you want to say anything about your upcoming movie?

A. The working title is Nani30. This movie is currently being filmed. The initial timetable is complete. I’m portraying the father of a 6-year-old daughter in this movie. This movie runs counter to Dasara entirely. I’ll be in the movie with Mrunal Thakur.