Interview : There is no truth in those rumours - Koratala SivaSep 23, 2016 11:44 AM IST
With just two movies Koratala Siva has become one of the top directors in Tollywood. 'Mirchi' and 'Srimanthudu' proved his capability as a director and now he has eyed a hat-trick with 'Janatha Garage', which is releasing on 1st September. Ahead of the release of the film, the 'Brindavanam' writer interacted with the media.
Janatha Garage is all about the journey of two people. One is a nature lover, who loves mother earth and the other loves people on that earth. In 1980s and 90s, I used to see Janatha theaters and some companies with the name Janatha. I like that name and so it is how we named our garage as Janatha Garage.
He is perfect
In Mirchi and Srimanthudu, Satyaraj and Mahesh Babu had the same importance as that of the heroes. Like wise, in 'Janatha Garage', Mohanlal's character has got the same importance as that of NTR's role. Right from the scripting stage, I wanted Mohanlal to play that role and I said the same to NTR. We felt very happy when Mohanlal gave green signal to the film. He is perfect for the role.
I've worked as a writer for NTR's 'Brindavanam' and 'Oosaravelli'. I share a very special relationship with Tarak. Initially, I was scared to work with him because relationships in industry are based on success, failure and I don't to ruin my friendship with NTR. But I felt only Tarak is apt for the role I wrote and only he can do it.
NTR plays a very effective role in the movie. Though everyone calls him a mass hero, he is very stylish. He does even small emotions very effectively and how the director wants.
There is no truth in rumours that I was forced to work with NTR. He is a star hero and has a special image. It would be a great opportunity to work with a hero like him and there is no need for anyone to be forced.
Part of the story
Heroism is a part of my stories. I always like to tell something useful to the society through my films, though they are commercial ones. I write stories based on the incidents happening around us. Writing and direction both are same to me. As a writer my work was only to give the script and dialogues. But now apart from fame and money, my responsibility also increased.
It was the producers' idea to rope in Kajal for the item song and I also liked it.
My next movie is with Mahesh Babu and the producer is D.V.V.Danayya. I would like to work with all the heroes.