On movies, roles and directors
His upcoming film Mahankali, directed by his wife Jeevitha, is set to release either on February 17 or 24.
Explaining the plot of the story, actor Rajasekhar says, “I chose to do it, because I loved the script.
The character of my name in the movie is Mahankali.
The plot of the story revolves around bomb culture and terrorism, which can be related to the contemporary scenario.
We have tried to show people, how things happen in the big bad world.” Rajasekhar has been paired opposite Madhurima and he has also written the script writing for the movie.
The actor, who has often been stereotyped for doing similar roles in his movie, clarifies, “When directors or writers approach me for roles, they already have an impression about what kind of roles will I be comfortable doing.
I did try to experiment with my roles in movies like, Naa stylee veeru and Talambralu.
But, I guess I am good with serious roles.” Elaborating on his future projects, Rajasekhar reveals, “I am already shooting for a film titled, Arjuna, which describes the sweet, yet conflicting relationship between a father and a son, their agreements and disagreements.
Another movie, Monarch, will also kickstart on my birthday and it is a directorial venture of Amma Rajasekhar.” But he is quick to point out, “My wife is always my standby director.
If I love a script, I don’t have to hunt for a director.
She knows how I work, and we just strike that much-needed balance.” He adds, “She is a great director and has done a great job in the movie.
Artists do not feel pressure working under her.”
A doctor by profession, Rajasekhar is presently pursuing a course on alternative therapies from an institute in London.
“Four days a month, I take classes and I regularly practise my profession.
I treat people even on my sets.
I believe that unless it is an acute emergency, people should try and avoid allopathic medicines as much as possible.
I am also learning to implement alternative therapies in my treatment techniques like Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Flower therapy and Schussler medicines.” A father to two girls, Shivani and Shivatmika, Rajasekhar says he wants both his daughters to be doctors and serve people.
However, he says, his younger daughter, Shivatmika, has expressed interest in acting in movies.
“I want to teach them all the alternative therapies from my side and apart from that, if they are interested in acting in movies, it is completely their choice and I will support them,” he asserts.
New political step soon?
Commenting on the political scenario in the state, he says, “The political situation in the state has become very ugly.
People are annoyed with corruption.
I took a forced break from politics, because I felt I need to look into things and analyse.
I left Congress, because I felt nobody was responsible enough.” He then adds, “After they merged with Chiranjeevi’s party, nobody even called me and updated me.
After my wife and I went all over the state to speak the truth, and after a series of verbal abuses between the then Praja Rajyam Party and Congress, they still went ahead as they were targeting their vote bank and also wanted to exclude Jagan from the scene.
I felt insulted.” He also reveals that TDP’s Chandra babu Naidu has invited him.
“I don’t want to act in haste.
I will announce something soon,” he disclosed.
Birthday bash for a cause
The angry young man of Tollywood, who is celebrating his birthday today, says, “I don’t have any resolutions.
This day happens to be World Cancer Day, so, I have a lot of programmes lined up with cancer victims.
We have organised a cancer awareness walk.
And I have a lunch date with them.
I am also attending a film on cancer organised by Dr Nageshwar Reddy.”