Stating that people in Mumbai are in awe of the kind of love the audience in Telugu states has for films, he said, “During the lockdown we were all afraid for the future of cinema. It’s not just about actors because this field provides employment to everyone from producers to linemen. But it’s good to see us bouncing back well. In fact, in Mumbai, people talk about the kind of love films receive from the audience in Telugu states. We watch films first-day-first-show, fight back if someone mistreats us, it’s truly unmatched.” While in Mumbai, the actor even attended a party thrown by Karan Johar, which saw Sara Ali Khan have a fan-girl moment with him.
The actor was there at the event to support actor Naveen Polishetty, whom he has known since years, and director Nag Ashwin who’s producing the film. “I can never forget how he gave me such a good role in Yevade Subrahmanyam,” said the actor. Directed by Anupdeep KV, Jathi Ratnalu stars Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna and Faria Abdullah in the lead roles. The film will hit screens on March 11.