Kartikeya, the young and dynamic actor is basking in the successful running of his movie -RX100 for 50 days today. The Telugu film nagar had a chance to interact with the actor today and what we found out was very surprising. Kartikeya, a very down to earth person and with a very pleasing aura graciously agreed to talk to us and let his emotions flow.
What was your first reaction when you came to know that you were going to be cast for RX100?
Kartikeya reveals he still remembers the mixed reaction he felt when he got the news. He was super excited and thrilled beyond words when he found out that he was going to be cast in RX100. But then, he was scared the very next minute as the last 13mins of the movie are pretty crucial and brought out shades of him as an actor. The last 13mins are supposed to balance the completely devoid of emotion with the outburst in the climax scene. That’s what scared me the most.
50 days is really something.What is your feeling now that it completed 50 days in over 26 centres?
Initially, Karthik tells us with a laugh, he was euphoric when the movie hit the theaters and was running successfully for the 1st week.He felt really happy. But then, slowly the days and no.of centers and audience appreciation grew and he reveals, that now he knows, that 50 days of successful completion is a huge responsibility. He says he has done well so far and is happy for that. But then, he doesn’t want to dissappoint the audience now. He wants to get better at what he is doing. He is really shocked with the way the audience have owned the movie. He says with an element of surprise in his voice that cult fans and the masses have owned it. It really makes me happy.
Did you expect this after watching yourself on the big screen?
Karthikeya with utmost humbleness reveals that he figured the movie is going to make its mark on the audience and people will remember it. But honestly, such a huge response was not expected from the masses. He says people related to it really well and since it differs from the regular formula it worked out well.
The current heart throb, with a lot of passion confesses that he had been dreaming of this since his childhood. He literally wanted this but now, he confides he feel nothing. He says nothing has changed inside him. On a lighter note he adds he is just able to afford better Gyms and wear better outfits and laughs it off.
The next upcoming project produced by S. Thanu-details ?
The RX100 hero gets all secretive here and says this movie is definitely going to be different from RX100. He is going to have two shades in this movie where in one shade he maintains a happy chilled out playboy with boxing as a hobby guy while in the other one he becomes the sleek and stylish software engineer. But what he assures us with is a laugh is enough seriousness and tears were there in RX100, now he wants to make people laugh. He is also considering two more projects of which he liked the script but we have to wait for details.
— Kartikeya (@ActorKartikeya) August 3, 2018
When is the next project is hitting the floor ?
He reveals that at the end of September, he will start his screen tests and photoshoots for the movie while officially the shooting begins from October.
What are your favorite songs from RX100 apart from Pilla Raa?
Initially,he recalls that he loved Nippai Ragile both for the audio and visuals but now Adire Hrudayam is his all time favorite.
RX100 and Arjun Reddy- Both are serious roles. Who else in the Industry do you think can pull it off?
Kartikeya says that Vijay Devarakonda (During Arjun Reddy time)and me were new to the industry. The actor says that they were accepted and related to very well primarily for this reason. But anyone else in the Industry will have an image to maintain as they already set the expectations of the audience. Therefore it would be difficult to anyone else who have already made their presence felt in the industry as they have baggage to take care of.
Your message to newbies in the industry?
Kartikeya stresses on the importance of trying to do something different than that of the tried and tested formula. He says that if anyone is aspiring to make a mark for themselves, they should dare to be differend and do something they haven’t seen or done before.