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Actor Nithiin: I am focusing completely on the mainstream cinema, not inclined to do OTT

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Nithiin awaits the release of ‘Extra-Ordinary Man’ on December 8. Director Vakkantham Vamsi’s entertainer, co-starring Sree Leela as the heroine, has Nithiin in a hilarious role. He says that, for the first time ever, he is not stressed out ahead of the release of a movie. Nithiin reveals that a song in the second half will surprise the audience.

“The journey of this film began 2.5 years ago with Vamsi giving a narration. The shoot was begun in November 2022. As I am an extra on the sets of films in this movie, there are references to some movies and stars. Pawan Kalyan, my favourite actor, is one among them,” shared the telugu actor. The film doesn’t delve into the struggles of junior artists. It is a fun-filled entertainer with an exciting screenplay. Vamsi is known to write fresh protagonists, as evidenced by ‘Kick’, ‘Temper’ and ‘Race Gurram’, among others. Goddess Maisamma drives the story in a certain direction, as the trailers suggested. By the time of the interval, you can expect a surprise element that might be called a twist. Amid violent films in recent times, he is confident that ‘Extra’ is mostly about being an out-and-out entertainer.

“The father-son scenes will surely bring the roof down. My scenes with Rao Ramesh are hilarious. I play a fear-stricken son who is scared of his controlling dad. Our characters are thoroughly entertaining! You will also fall in love with Sampath Raj’s character. When the content is strong, every artist will get into the right zone. Every scene that the artists were part of became close to their hearts. That’s why we all could give our best,” added JAYAM fame. Usually, films set in the backdrop of the film industry turn serious. ‘Extra’ maintains its hilarity factor throughout. It is jovial from start to end. The ‘josh’ factor will surely keep the audience engaged consistently, claims Niithin.

He continued, “My primary focus is and will be Telugu cinema. Anything else that comes my way will be a bonus. I am not fancying my chances to do non-Telugu movies at this point in time. I have done non-entertainers like ‘Check’ and ‘Maestro’ in recent times after dabbling in safe genres like ‘Bheeshma’. ‘Maestro’ would have become a box-office hit had it been released in theatres. Since it was an OTT release, I am unable to gauge if I should try out something of that sort again. I am focusing completely on the mainstream cinema and theatrical market. I am not inclined to do OTT. I am up for a grey character.” Rashmika Mandanna had been replaced by Sree Leela for his film with director Venky Kudumula of ‘Bheeshma’ fame. Love, comedy and action are all his favourite ingredients. That’s why he like films like ‘Bheeshma’ a lot. He has never viewed himself as a Telangana hero consciously in the last 20 years of being in the industry. Unless someone tells him he is a “Telangana hero”, that thought doesn’t even cross his mind.

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