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Ravi Teja Was The First Choice For ‘Pataas’

Team VC |Thursday, 22 Dec 2022 - 6:50 PM

Ravi Teja for Nandamuri Kalyan Ram Pataas Anil Ravipudi
Ravi Teja for Nandamuri Kalyan Ram Pataas Anil Ravipudi

Director Anil Ravipudi reveals interesting details about casting the Mass Maharaja in his debut directorial

Back in 2015, Anil Ravipudi made a remarkable debut as a director with Pataas. The movie paved the way for Anil to become a noteworthy filmmaker in the industry and also laid a solid foundation for Nandamuri Kalyan Ram's career, who essayed the lead role. Cut to the present, director Anil made an exclusive revelation in an interview with a YouTube channel.

With Ravi Teja as one of the many guests of the talk show, Anil took the opportunity to talk about his bond with the Mass Maharaja. "Right after he (Ravi Teja) finished Daruvu, I narrated the script of Pataas to him. He accepted it right away since he was captivated by the script. However, things didn't fall in place for us to collaborate for Pataas," remarked Anil.

The 2015 film bagged critical acclaim and collected a gross of ₹28.7 crores at the box office, making it a blockbuster hit. Pataas' success and positive reviews acted as a driving force for the incorporation of the Kannada and Tamil remakes of the film. Titled ‘Pataki’, Golden Star Ganesh of Sandalwood led the Kannada remake while Raghava Lawrence essayed the male lead in the Tamil remake 'Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva'. 

Up next, Anil Ravipudi will helm NBK108, starring Nandamuri Balakrishna while Ravi Teja has four projects in his pipeline; Dhamaka (December 23), Waltair Veerayya (January 13, 2023), Ravanasura (2023), and Tiger Nageswara Rao (2023). 

The Mass Maharaja recently talked about his upcoming flick with Chiranjeevi in a media interaction and stated, “It is a very strong character, that’s all I can say for now (about his role in Waltair Veerayya). It was a good experience to work with Megastar Chiranjeevi, and I definitely wanted to work with him again. But, I did the movie because I liked the character and the story.”

Updated date:  Thursday, 22 Dec 2022 - 6:50 PM

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