There is a Kapoor craze in Hindi cinema: Chiranjeevi says amid success of pan-India films KGF 2, RRR
Actor Chiranjeevi expressed that he wants his South cinema 'family' to be as recognised as the 'Kapoors' are in Hindi cinema.
- Chiranjeevi said that he wants his family to be touted as the 'Kapoors' of the South film industry
- Earlier, he recalled a time when South films were not considered to be Indian cinema
New Delhi: Megastar Chiranjeevi revealed in an exclusive interview while promoting 'Acharya' that he wants his family to be known as the 'Kapoors' of the south.
Chiranjeevi recalls a conversation with his brother Pawan Kalyan, in which he expressed his desire for their family to be known as the 'Kapoors' of the south.
"There is a Kapoor craze in Hindi cinema. In South Cinema, I also wished for our family to be like that. I`m so happy to see how these kids (from Pawan Kalyan to Allu Arjun and others) have grown up and made a name for themselves in cinema", Chiranjeevi explained.
Chiranjeevi also recalls an incident, when he had previously travelled to the north, where he had felt humiliated.
`The `Indra` actor explained, "Despite the fact that I had won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature film in National Integration for Rudraveena, there was little mention of the South in the award event. I felt humiliated".
"Now that I see the regional lines slowly perishing, I feel happy", Chiranjeevi conveyed.
Chiranjeevi spoke about his experience working with his son, Ram Charan, the latest pan-India sensation, and said, "Such opportunities do not come along very often for actors. I am a fortunate father who has witnessed Charan`s incredible growth as an actor ".
Helmed by Koratala Siva, `Acharya` is in theaters on April 29.