Director Teja said ‘SITA’ is all about a woman should be in this ruthless male dominated society and how she fights against all odds.
Teja added that he wrote the story of the film long back and narrated it to Kajal Aggarwal but the hero was different.
“I had a hero in my mind but Kajal said she won’t because of the hero. After few years, Kajal said she should only do ‘SITA’ as the role is apt to her. This is my third film with her and she did a fantastic job,” said Teja.
The female lead’s attitude is also the villain in the film and that should be watched on the big screen.
Talking about hero Bellamkonda Sreenivas, director Teja said, so far he did only commercial films.
“As he did commercial films mostly, I had my inhibitions. But he performed quite easily and it was me who struggled to tune to him. You will be see a new Sreenivas in this film,” stated Teja.
Teja praised actor Sonu Sood for his dedication.
“Sonu did not do Telugu films for a while. He asked me to narrate the script over the phone and he immediately liked it. Sonu selected his own costumes for the role and sent me,” said Teja.
‘SITA’ is releasing on May 24th.
Director Teja often branded as firebrand director has suddenly become diplomatic. Contrary to his nature, the director is not making wild comments on anyone.
In a recent TV interview, he said didn’t beat Kajal Aggarwal or Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas during the shoot of “Sita”.
In the past, several actors levelled allegations that he slapped on their faces when they didn’t give required expression during the filming process. Teja seems to have mellowed down in life.
The most surprising admission was that he walked out of NTR Biopic project because he felt he couldn’t do justice to the movie. The explanation he gave was lame excuse. He is clearly being diplomatic now.
Now that NTR Biopic movies bombed at the box-office, he doesn’t want to add salt to injury and irritate Balakrishna further.
People close to the developments say, Teja walked out from the project as he had huge creative differences with Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Balayya wanted to don various getups of the characters that his father NT Rama Rao portrayed in his long career to which Teja objected.
Teja wanted to explore more about NTR’s lesser-known off-screen life. This led to differences between them. But Teja is putting blame on himself for the walkout, obviously not to rub Balakrishna on the wrong side.
As they say, once you hit 50 (Teja is now in his early 50’s), you lose fire and gain more patience.
Teja’s upcoming film SITA has interesting lead characters in a familiar setting. Contract marriage seems to be the theme with a villain modeled after Ravana.
Here Rama (Bellamkonda Srinivas) is an innocent yet a strong guy, while Sita (Kajal) is a selfish and arrogant lady.
Ravana (Sonu Sood) comes to take away SITA either hook or by crook. Teja has given away the plot of SITA in the trailer by showing key scenes and dialogues. However, ot still intrigues the viewers to know the complete story of it.
Kajal seems to have gotten an author backed role while Bellamkomda looks different from his previous films. We have to wair for the full feature to see if he has pulled it or not.
Sonu Sood is good as the bad guy and dialogues are raw and striking compared to other mainstream movies.
SITA promises to be a contemporary film with regular themes and setting.
Has Teja delivered another mass entertainer like Nene Raju Nene Mantri? We will know it on May 24. The film is bankrolled by AK Entertainments.
Summer season is all set to begin in Tollywood. Ram Gopal Varma’s “Lakshmi’s NTR”, Nikhil’s “Arjun Suravaram” and Niharika Konidela starrer “Suryakantam” are the first movies to hit the screens this summer season. More than Rs 20 Cr is riding on these three movies this month end.
But the real important movies that show impact at the ticket window are coming to the screens the first week from April as Mahesh Babu, Vijay Deverakonda, Naga Chaitanya, Nani and Bellamkonda Srinivas are in the competition.
Mahesh Babu’s movie alone would do more than Rs 100 Cr theatrical business. This is the only big star movie this summer. Rest are from medium-range stars.
Naga Chaitanya and Samantha’s “Majili” will set the screens on fire this summer and the momentum is expected to continue till the release of hottest hero Vijay Deverakonda’s latest romantic entertainer “Dear Comrade”. These films are releasing amidst the election season and cricket season.
Theatrical business of movies
Majili – Rs 25 Cr
Chitralahari – Rs 13 Cr
Jersey – Rs 30 Cr
Kanchana 3 – Rs 10 Cr
Sita – Rs 25 Cr
Maharshi – Rs 100 Cr
Dear Comrade – Rs 40 Cr