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Was confident of Legend success: Boyapati Srinu

IANS  Chennai, April 01, 2014
First Published: 17:19 IST(1/4/2014) | Last Updated: 17:23 IST(1/4/2014)

Filmmaker Boyapati Srinu, currently basking in the overwhelming response to his recent Telugu directorial Legend, says he was confident of the film's success even before it went on floors.

Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer Legend, which released on Friday, has minted over Rs. 15 crore in the opening weekend worldwide.

"When you work with certain actors, you're always confident about success. My relationship with Balakrishna worked on that level of confidence. I was confident of the film's success even before we went on floors. Some said I was overconfident, but I thought otherwise," Boyapati Srinu told IANS.

Srinu said he had conceived Legend during the filming of Simha, which also starred Balakrishna.

"I had this story in mind but I didn't think of an actor to be featured in it. After the success of Simha, Balakrishna asked me come up with another story and that's when I narrated this story to him and he agreed to do it. It took us nearly three years to actually start the project," he added.

Known for making successful films such as Thulasi, Bhadra and Dammu, Srinu says he likes to portray his heroes in action avatars.

"All my films so far have been high on action. People assume that I'm more comfortable making these films but I actually like to show my heroes in hardcore action roles. I mostly work with commercial actors, and therefore, I'm more excited to write such stories for them," he said.

He is soon to team up with actor Ram Charan for an actioner.

"I have only narrated the synopsis of my story to Ram Charan and his father. They liked it and have asked to complete the story. We should go on floors in a few months from now," he added.

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