Tiger Nageswara Rao: Anupam Kher To Essay Role of IB Officer

The upcoming Ravi Teja's Tiger Nageswara Rao will star National Award-winning actor Anupam Kher as an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer. The film’s director Vamsy, in his recent interview, shared details about Anupam Kher's role in the movie. He said that the presence of Anupam Kher will improve the stature of the film's cast, which will be necessary to capture the Hindi market. During his interview, Vamsy said: “It is a very crucial character, and it is throughout the movie. He is the one who plays the key role in the life of Tiger. He is playing an IB (Intelligence Bureau) Officer from Delhi”. Tiger Nageswara Rao is a biopic of a notorious thief who hails from a village named Stuartpuram.

Not Stressed About The Pan-India Approach Says Vamsy

Vamsy, who is popular for his works like Kittu Unnadu Jagratha, Dongata, and Mrs Subbalakshmi, said he is not considering Tiger Nageswara Rao as a pan-India project. Instead, he is focusing on the film’s content as his top priority.  He said: “Movies like KGF and Pushpa were not announced as Pan-Indian films initially. Here, with Tiger Nageswara Rao, producers announced it as a Pan-India film, but I'm not thinking about it. I believe only in the process, so there's no pressure on me. I'm only trying to concentrate on my basics and do the shoot. Because when I wrote the script and pitched it to the producers, they decided we should go Pan-India. We are not changing the script or anything because it is a Pan-India film now”.

Films Never Flop; It Is The Budget That Flops At BO

In a discussion about the 2019 statement on the failure of movies, the director said he stuck to his early claims that films never flop; it is the budget that flops at the box office. The director cited: “Over budget is always the failure in the project. When you know that this film has this market and if you are over budgeting the same, you are putting pressure on the public and not on others”. Adding further, he said: “After the pandemic, the audience has become smart. They want the content and the new backdrop, storytelling in the film has to excite them. They don't want to see regular masala, as they have TV and laptops for this. If they are coming to the theatres, they want to see something new, never seen or heard before”. 

Tiger Nageswara Rao: A Dream Project

When asked about the film’s content, the director termed Tiger Nageswara Rao as his dream project. He aspires to mark his project similar to Mani Ratnam's Nayakan. He said: “It is my dream project. As Rajamouli sir said, there are a lot of hidden stories in India, and I always believe in telling stories about people who exist around us. Like Nayakan, my favourite film became a trademark film of Mani Sir, and I always look forward to his work. I always wanted to work on a film that becomes a trade mark in my career”.

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