Nani, the Natural Star, takes the lead in the romantic drama “Hi Nanna,” directed by Shouryuv. Some raised eyebrows at Nani’s shift from the rustic vibe of “Dasara” to a more refined genre. In an interview addressing this, Nani clarified that he never intended to pigeonhole himself in specific film types.
He drew a parallel, saying, “Had Chiranjeevi Garu solely focused on mass films post-‘Khaidi,’ his diverse filmography wouldn’t have been as revered. Chiranjeevi Garu’s varied choices across genres earned him immense respect from all audiences.”
Nani emphasized his aspiration for a meaningful filmography, stating, “I’m not aiming to be a big star. What matters to me are films that leave a lasting impact. I wish for my movies to resonate with audiences long after they’ve watched them. I’m not comparing myself to Chiranjeevi Garu; I’m merely drawing from his example.”