Hippi is very different from RX100: Kartikeya Gummakonda


I will only further the discussion with the director and producer if I like the story. It is the character description of the hero in this film. More Explained

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I liked his filmmaking style in Nuvvu Nenu Prema even though the pace was a bit slow. One, it shows me in a new avatar. I am looking forward to seeing how the audience would react and change their opinion about me (as an actor) after this film. It is something which has never been tried before in Telugu cinema. 0
Comment(s) But as of now, I don’t have such projects. I am glad that the audience has accepted me as a romantic hero. Advertising

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I am very particular about the story. On the other side, for any hero, it is very rare to get find acceptance as a romantic hero. Guna 369 is a very different film. The audience will see the other side of my acting. If anything exciting comes my way, I am ready to do it. Tell us about your character in Nani’s Gang Leader. Advertising

What is the major reason for you to accept Hippi? The speciality of TN Krishna is that he takes a scene to another level while shooting it. But, in this film, I play a very easy-going character, with a lot of humour and energy. What is the USP of Hippi? My acting in Hippi is very different from what I have done in RX100. How do you select your scripts? For instance, Telugu people watch Tamil films and vice versa. Two, JD Chakravarthy’s energetic performance. Are you interested in doing films in other languages? I am more excited about this film than Hippi. As I said, this film is very different from RX100. Gang Leader is a very special film for me. How are you balancing your personal and professional life? My character has a boy-next-door quality which the audience will connect with. Tell us about your next film, Guna 369. In RX100, I played an innocent person reeling from heartbreak. I will be completely busy. After watching my last performance, the audience might find it interesting to see me doing this role. And, I also like do films that connect with the audience. Advertising

Basically, Hippi refers to people who live life on their own terms. He turns a normal script into an extraordinary one and it’s only possible if a director has the ability to think creatively like Mani Ratnam, RGV and Krishna Vamsi. After that, I will start working with Shekhar Reddy. And, this film will connect with the youth. Nevertheless, it was a feel-good romantic drama. Before going on to the sets, director TN Krishna conducted a workshop and worked on the character’s mannerism and body language. The film is based on the real incidents in Ongole. If we force kissing scenes into the script, it may cause discomfort. Did you do any homework for your character? How different is your performance in Hippi compared to RX100? The film is very intense and emotional to the scale which we have not seen in recent Telugu films. I think Hippi has three USPs. So, I have a basic understanding of how the audience would react to certain scenes/films. I am playing the villain and it has given me a new dimension as an actor. I grew up watching films among the audience. If the script naturally demands intimate scenes, I feel like doing my job. A good film will be liked by the audience irrespective of its language. I have two more films with debutant directors Shekhar Reddy and Sree. But, Hippi has a fast-paced screenplay and I like it. Do you feel discomfort while doing lip-lock scenes? Similarly, we have also made this film without following the conventional rules of filmmaking. As an audience, I should like a film first before I sign on dotted lines. After Hippi, Guna 369 will hit the screens in July and later, Gang Leader will release. Have you signed any new project?