Sai Dharam Tej about Jawaan filmmaker Ravi: I don’t see the track record of a director

Sai Dharam Tej also revealed that Jawaan is an actioner that has patriotic undertones.

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Popular actor Sai Dharam Tej will be seen playing the lead role in the eagerly-awaited ‘Jawaan’. And, as expected, he is quite excited about the same. During a recent interaction with a leading news agency, the young star said that ‘Jawaan’ is an out and out action film with patriotic undertones.

“We have innovated within the action space. I hope audiences will like it. I play a tough character and I was required to shed a few kilos to look the part. There wasn’t any major physical makeover,” he added.

Sai Dharam Tej went on to add that he really enjoyed shooting for ‘Jawaan’ and found the experience to be quite challenging. Offering more details about the shoot, the star said that the team shot at places such as Dhoolpet and Charminar.

“We shot in real places near Charminar and Dhoolpet. It was challenging but proactive planning came very handy. On the previous night of the shoot day, we’d go to the place and have everything set up. Next morning, we’d shoot in jet speed and quickly shift from that place,” added the actor.

Interestingly, ‘Jawaan’ marks director BVS Ravi’s return to Tollywood after a gap of six years. His last Telugu film was ‘Wanted, which featured Gopichand in the lead and bombed at the box office. Talking about Ravi’s track record, Sai Dharam Tej said that he chooses films based on the story and not the filmmaker’s career graph.

“Even I have had flops. I don’t think directors think about all that when they approach me with offers. I don’t see the track record of a director. What’s important for me is audiences’ acceptance of his story and how well it can be presented,” he added.

Well, we hope that his gamble pays off and ‘Jawaan’ works at the box office. All the best!


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