Actor Anish Tejeshwar is among those who staunchly believes in giving time ample freedom to test his patience. He is also one of those actors who does not derogate his destiny or despise lack of good scripts. It is as a result that after Endendigu Ninnagi and a subsequent break of about 18 months, the actor is back with Akira.
Having made calculated progress with the film, he says that there was abundance of caution while being part of the film. “I am playing safe this time. Although I have given equal dedication to all my films, but this time, I am taking extra care only because I am in someway adamant to grasp success,” Anish says.
According to him, although he was not part of bad films, he feels that nothing worked out too well for him. “So the determination to reach my goal has only got high.” he says.
According to the actor, the title Akira is derived from the name of the character Akil Raj and while the shortened name goes well with the film, it does not reflect any feeling of taking the short route to success. “In the past, we had good scripts but we did make mistakes, either in terms of publicity or otherwise. So this time I sat down and thought well before picking Akira. A small success of the film will be boost me to do hundred times better in my next,” he says and adds that he has personally worked on his looks and have taken immense care of his costumes. “From my end, I am giving my hundred per cent to the film,” he says.
Speaking about the break of 18 months, the actor says that it was fruitful in many way. “In one-and-a half years, I would have done about 10 films, but I can’t be here and there. I don’t like setting dates for my films just because they are investing on me. The shooting of Akira was done in 60 days, but it is not the end of my job. I am here with them and overseeing all the departments. I want to travel with the movie rather that leaving it alone,” he says.
He reveals that the film has two heroines, but asserts that it is not a triangular love story. “There is equal role for both the heroines - Krishi Thapanda and Aditi Rao. Akira is a story based on human values.” he says.
The actor feel that the film has come at the right time and he feels that he is in the right hands. “The story line by debutant Naveen Reddy is very neat. All that it required was a few add-ons. We shot a song in Norway and another song was shot in Hyderabad for which we spent around `45 lakhs,” he points out.
The audio, which was released recently, is already creating a buzz and for Anish, it is the first taste of success. “There has been an intentional delay in releasing the film. The cinema is ready and a lot of hype has been created among the audience. Quality has been given impetus, which is the only reason why we want the audience to come to theatres,” he says and adds that the film will be cleared by the censor during this week. “We are planning to have a huge theatre lineup and have started blocking them. Meanwhile, we will be going all out to promote this film. I want to make sure to reach as many people and I am confident that this time it will work for me,” he says.