Chiranjeevi Sarja on playing a beggar onscreen: It takes courage

The actor will be seen in director KM Chaitanya's next, Amma I Love You.

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Chiranjeevi Sarja on playing a beggar onscreen: It takes courage

Chiranjeevi Sarja, who got married to Meghana Raj this year, is all set, to begin with, his first film post marriage. The actor will be seen in director KM Chaitanya’s next, Amma I Love You. Chiranjeevi Sarja is going to play a very unique and never seen role on the big screen for which he needed a lot of courage.

Talking to Times Of India, the actor shared, “I love working with Chai (Chaitanya) and Yogish (Dwarakish, the producer). As far as the three of us are concerned, it is not about professional comfort. We are like one big family and have the liberty to tell each other things openly. But when they suggested that I work on Amma I Love You, I was hesitant because of the role. I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off and do justice to it. Normally, the kind of roles I do require a lot of machismo, action, etc., whereas this is an emotional saga between a mother and son, which required me to shed that image. I kept Chai and Yogi waiting for a few months, but then one day they just told me to ‘Shut up and do it’, after which I thought that if the team was convinced I could do the role, then why not.”

“It takes a lot of courage to play a beggar and that too convincingly enough for the audience. Chai was particular that we shoot at actual locations, so I have sat by the roadside in the hot sun and begged. I have even walked up to pedestrians and motorists to ask for alms. Thankfully, a lot of these sequences were long-distance shots, so even though people recognised me and wondered why I was there, we were still able to get our shot,” adds Chiru Sarja.

Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi Sarja is currently wrapping up the shooting of his other films. The actor will then head on a holiday with wife Meghana before beginning his next films.

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