Interview : I am jealous of Puri Jagannadh - SukumarAug 02, 2017 12:18 PM
After the big success of 'Kumari 21F', Sukumar has turned producer once again for the movie, 'Darshakudu', which stars his nephew Ashok Bandreddi as the lead. Hari Prasad Jakka, who worked in the writing department of Sukku, has turned director with this movie, which has Eesha Rebba in the lead. This movie will hit the theaters on 4th August and Sukumar has interacted with the media on the eve of the release. He talks about the film, Rangasthalam 1985, Puri Jagannadh's drugs case and more.
I am very happy with the output of 'Darshakudu'. Hari Prasad has handled the film very well. I am excited about the release.
Since childhood, I've been very passionate about films and always wanted get into the industry. So I am here. But I wanted to see Ashok as a well-educated person. I was not convinced when director Hari Prasad wanted to make him hero. But Hari Prasad has believed in Ashok and also somehow convinced me.
Apart from being one of the producers, I haven't involved in anything regarding this movie. I completely believed in Hari Prasad's vision. I didn't go to the sets of this movie even once so that no one will call this my film.
Devi is angry
I've not worked with any other music director till other than Devi Sri Prasad. But for this movie, I've felt it is not fair to use him once again. I don't want to hear someone saying I've used DSP for my nephew's movie. So for the first time I've worked with Sai Karthik. Devi is angry with me. He said, "Why didn't you ask me darling ? I am always ready to work with you".
Rangasthalam 1985 is full on commercial movie. The story happens in 1985. Ram Charan and Samantha's characters will be loved by everyone. Both of them are enjoying the process very much.
Jealous of Puri
I am very jealous of Puri Jagannadh because he might have already written a story based on the incidents happened during the drugs case investigation. Jokes apart, Puri is a very good and sincere person. I am very sure he will come out clean in the ca