Allu Arjun’s upcoming family entertainer Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is releasing on January 12th. This is the third film in Trivikram and Allu Arjun’s collaboration. Renowned production houses Geetha Arts and Haarika Hassine creations are funding this film. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is releasing this Sankranthi season and Allu Arjun had a splendid chitchat ahead of its release.
You look really handsome in the film, what is the secret behind it?
My hairstyle would be the reason behind it. I have never grown this long hair in my career. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this film.
There were rumors that you will star in Telugu remake of Bollywood film ‘Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety. Are those true?
Geetha Arts planned to remake the film and people assumed I would star in it. But that isn’t true. Trivikram and I met to discuss about it, but we decided to go ahead with our own story.
Was working with Trivikram for three films a comfortable experience?
3 of my previous 10 films were with Trivikram. Also, Trivikram directed a total of 10 films till date and 3 of them are with me. Incidentally, Chiranjeevi garu and Kodandarami Reddy garu developed a similar rapport. They did many films together. I feel very comfortable while working with him and that is the reason why we did three films together.
What’s your take on Sankranthi releases?
We have been seeing neck-to-neck fights between films during Sankranthi season for a long time now. Every producer wants a solo release for his film and only then can he recover the massive investments. Films which release during Sankranthi season generate 20 to 30% more income than other seasons. I wish the best for Sarileru Neekevvaru, Darbar, and Entha Manchivadavura, which are releasing along with our film.
You have a good following in Kerala, how do you feel about that?
It feels really great. I receive so much love from them. No other Telugu hero has enjoyed such a wide following in Kerala. I was invited as the chief guest along with the governor for the famous ‘Boat race’ event in Kerala. I was the first and the only Telugu actor to be entitled to it.
Do you take your kids to shoot?
I have started taking them to shoot now. There is a reason behind it. There is a misconception that kids will hit the wrong track if they visit shooting spots. I feel this is nothing more than double standards. Cinema is the reason why I am in this position now. I want my kids to know what their father does and that is why I take them to shooting.