In 'Vakeel Saab', which releases on April 9, Anjali plays a victim. In this interview, she talks about how it was like acting in the film in which Pawan Kalyan has played a lawyer.
Director Venu Sriram has not made a pucca remake. A lot of changes have been made to 'Pink' to tailor-make 'Vakeel Saab' for the Telugu audience.
The soul of the movie is same as 'Pink'. But the changes have been made so that the Telugu audience can connect with the theme of the movie. The issues touched upon by the movie are an everyday happening in our society. Unfortunately, we don't give them much attention because they happen every day. 'Vakeel Saab' asks what will happen when such an injustice takes place in your family.
Celeb or no, a woman is a woman. Be it an actress or a techie, sexual violence is violence. Nobody should be a victim.
Saying 'no' to a man is the personal choice of every woman. She can say 'no' to a boyfriend, a colleague, or anybody for that matter. Nobody has the right to trample upon your right to consent.
When I listened to 'Maguva' song, I knew that it would become a big hit. And it has exceeded the expectations. The song is not there in Hindi. It's a major addition to the Telugu version. Director Venu Sriram garu told me that everyone who has watched the song wanted to watch it for the second time. It's a montage song where I and my two friends in the movie share a bonding.
It was a great experience working with Pawan Kalyan sir. He is quiet and dignified. I was initially jittery to work with him but I eventually shed my nervousness. I went to talk to him 15 days after my scenes with him began.
My scenes with Nivetha Thomas and Ananya will strike the right chord with the audience, considering that the soul of the movie is rooted in our characters.
I am looking forward to some interesting projects in Telugu and Tamil, the details of which will be out soon. Quality matters to me, not quantity. I have worked with a number of stars.
'Vakeel Saab' will be one of the memorable films for me, just like how 'Journey', 'Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu' and 'Gitanjali' have been.