Film’s journey more important than end result: Jr. NTR

Popular Telugu star Jr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) says he doesn't pressurise himself anymore for success as he believes the journey of working on a film matters to him more than its end result.

Tarak, as he is fondly called by his fans and peers, said there is no pressure to do a hit film anymore.

"I've reached a point in my career where I don't have to pressurise myself for success. More than success, what is really important is that I enjoy the journey of being part of a project. The end result will vary from one film to another, but it is important that the journey remains special," Tarak told IANS ahead of the release of Telugu action drama "Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava".

The film, slated to hit the screens on Thursday, marks Tarak's first collaboration with director Trivikram Srinivas.

"I have known Tarak for close to 14 years and we have wanted to collaborate for a long time. We have come together with very strong content and we enjoyed working together. There was no pressure of delivering a hit," Srinivas said, adding that the film offers a different take on how to stop violence and the importance of a woman in a man's life.

Set against the backdrop of factionalism in Rayalaseema, the film also stars Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi Babu, Supriya Pathak and Sunil in crucial roles.

Elaborating on the film, Tarak said: "So many films on faction backdrop have come and each one has offered a different solution on stopping violence. Violence need not be a vital part to talk about revenge but it is part of the navarasas and only when you've seen the bitter side of something, can you give a solution."

Asked if the film offers everything audiences look forward to from a Tarak film, he said: "I really don't know the definition of a typical NTR film. Are you saying it should feature ten fight sequences and five songs? When I did 'Temper' and 'Nannaku Prematho', I didn't know if I would ever do such films and they worked. I'm not sure what more audiences want from me."

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