Young and dynamic hero Ram’s career began with ‘Devadasu’ in which he appeared opposite Ileana, which was a fantastic start for him. But later after facing some failures, he again bounced back with Srinu Vaitla’s ‘Ready’, in which he shared his screen space with Genelia and transformed gradually into a crowd-pulling hero with his recent blockbuster ‘Kandireega’. Now this charming hero is all set to appear on silver screen alongside the milky beauty Tamannah in ‘Endukante Premanta’ directed by Karunakaran under Sri Sravanthi Movies banner. The movie is expected to open in theaters on June 1st. Today, on the eve of Ram’s birthday, here is his special interview given to the Hyderabad media. A few excerpts from his speech are:
What prompted you to choose ‘Endukante Premanta’?
I consider this opportunity as the best to step into Kollywood industry because I’m going to make my debut in Tamil with a film that is based on ‘Love’ which is a universal subject. This is my first bilingual film. I also managed to dub my own voice in Tamil since I was brought up in Chennai and knows to read and speak Tamil comfortably.
Could you tell us a bit about ‘Endukante Premanta’?
“Endukante Premanta’ is a beautiful love story film. The concept is simple. It’s about how the youth of today will put aside their high ambitions in life when they are driven by love. With this concept Karunakan’s story revolves around a guy who decides on winning a woman and goes to any extent to get her love. The director’s mark can be witnessed in this love story and at the same time the audience will get to see all elements which are usually there in my films.
How was it working with director Karunakaran?
Well, working for Karunakaran was a very different experience for me. Firstly he impressed me with a beautiful script and then he is showing me in never seen before character in my career. The audience will see a different Ram in this film. I’ve learnt many new things from him and I think I got better as an actor.
You comment on Tamannah’s performance?
In this film ‘Endukante Premanta’, both the hero and heroine have equal role to play. Tamannah’s work in this film is simply superb. She being a North Indian has learnt Telugu and Tamil and is able to perform with great ease, which is not a joke.
What image do you think you have – Mass or Class?
I’ve never been the type to acquire images. I really don’t know whether I’ve a mass or a class image. My films generally have entertainment, action, emotion, comedy, love, sentiment and so on. I do prefer doing only such films that has all these elements. But I do like to do romantic films once in a while as I feel sticking to a particular genre films is not a good idea. Hence I focus on variety subjects.
Do you show interest in multi-starrer films?
Yes, I do. I will certainly work in multi-starrer films provided I get a strong story and a good director. Sometimes it so happens that the story narration would be different from the final output on the screen. I’ve had many such experiences in my career. That is the reason I would prefer a perfect script with a confident director to do multi-starrer films.
Of late heroes from south are leaving no stone behind when it comes to working in Bollywood films. How about you?
After ‘Ready’, I got quite a few offers in Bollywood and I’m still getting. But I’m not mentally prepared for it now. My first aim is to get good name and fame in the place where I’m presently working instead of shuffling here and there. I also do not like to do multiple films at a time. My policy is to complete one film as fast as I can and then move on to another film.
What have you decided to give next?
My forthcoming films are with directors Bommarillu Bhaskar and Santosh Srinivas. Bhaskar’s film is a family subject. Subha Patel is the heroine. Santosh Srinivas’s film will be a mass entertainer.