After postponing the film due to cyclone Hudhud, Manchu Manoj-Sunny Leone starrer Current Theega is all set for grand release this Friday. Ahead of the film release, Gulte.com managed to interview Manchu Manoj. Manoj is bundle of nerves and keeping his fingers crossed. In a Tete-a-tete, he talked about film, roping in Sunny Leone, direction plans and most importantly about his ‘impending’ marriage.
Genesis of Current Theega
It all happened when I come across Tamil film Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangham (VVS). It was too good to resist and then I decided to do the film in Telugu. We hired a writer and made him tweak the script keeping the nativity and taste of Telugu audiences in mind and it has shaped up well. I’m pretty confident that the movie will enthrall you all.
On director Nageshwar Reddy
Nageshwar Reddy and I were supposed to do a film soon after Dhenikaina Ready. He had come up with a script which didn’t work out due to some reasons. Then I suggested him to watch the Tamil film VVS and he too fell in love with it. That’s how we decided to work on the project. He has traveled with me for two-long-years before the film. So, it has become easy for us to work on sets
On Sunny Leone
It’s my friend Ranjith’s idea to rope in Sunny Leone and I immensely liked the idea. We finally cast her for the film. She is one of the big assets for the film. And yes, she steals the show. That’s the purpose of casting her. We spent a bomb on her and definitely it’s worth bringing her on board.
On Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh is good actress and she is one of my best co-stars. She is dedicated and she does a lot of homework for her role. Looking forward to work with her again.
Working with Jagapathi Babu
Working with senior actor like Jagapthi Babu is good thing that happened to me. It’s a great learning experience. Since childhood, I’m regular goes for his films. I still remember watching his film Anthapuram in Tirupati during my school days. Coming to Current Theega, Jagapathi garu plays pivotal role in the film. The film is all about my confrontation with him.
I’ve enjoyed the shooting of Current Theega to the hilt. Every day was great fun and everyone has enjoyed it completely. Most of the film was shot in Tirupati and since it’s our hometown it was easy for us to shoot.
We were told to cut Sunny Leone’s item song to certify the film as U/A. But we decided to go ahead with A as Sunny’s song entertains most in the film.
I’m soon going to play a role with complete negative shade in an upcoming film. Simultaneously, I’m going to do another film as a hero. Will reveal all details soon.
Marriage on cards
Marriage can wait. I don’t know whether it’s a love marriage or arranged marriage. But when it’s going to happen, I’ll sure let you all know about it. In fact, I don’t know how she should be. I’ve no idea of how my wife-to-be should be.
Yes, I’ve plans to direct a film on my own. I’m not sure when it is going to take off. But sure, I’m gonna direct a movie one day.