Actor Allu Sirish may be two films’ old and awaiting the release of his third, Srirastu Subhamastu, but the pressure of a good box office opening doesn’t bother him much. Sirish is the nephew of Telugu movie heavyweight Chiranjeevi and his family is known for setting and breaking records at ticket counters.
“I never let the pressure of box office opening burden me. My uncle (Pawan Kalyan) and my brother (Allu Arjun) manage to create a box office storm because they enjoy mass following, and the process didn’t happen overnight. It takes time to build a huge fan base,” said Sirish.
Elaborating further, he said: “Even when my uncle and brother started out, their films couldn’t rake in great numbers. These are the things that need to grow organically and with time. You can’t wake up and decide that your next film will make so much money on the first day.”
Sirish, who made his acting debut with 2013 Tamil-Telugu bilingual Gouravam, is now awaiting the release of his latest Telugu outing Srirastu Subhamastu.
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“It’s a film that will grow on the audience,” said Sirish, who is curious and excited about the response.
“It’s the kind of movie you want to watch more than once. Unlike some films, it won’t leave you with fatigue after a few viewings. As much as this is a family drama, we have also amped up the romance portion to make it appealing for everybody,” he said.
Directed by Parasuram, Srirastu Subhamastu, which also stars Lavanya Tripathi, will release in cinemas on Friday.
On working with the director, Sirish said: “He treated Lavanya and me as school children. He was like this headmaster who was finicky about so many things. Even a normal head nod had to be done the way he wanted it.
“Initially, we found it difficult to adapt to his style but we soon realised how beautifully he moulded us into his characters.”
Sirish also thoroughly enjoyed working with Lavanya. “She was fabulous. I think we share the best onscreen chemistry in this film. The best part about her role is that it isn’t very different from her usual girl-next-door avatar. Nevertheless, she showed variation in her performance and that’s what makes her stand out,” he said.