Anil Ravipudi has made a name for himself as a successful director in the Telugu film industry. The young filmmaker is gearing up to provide more entertainment with his upcoming film, ‘F3’. He spoke to reporters on the occasion of his birthday on November 23.
When asked how does the journey from assistant director to director feel like, Anil said, “It’s the sixth birthday since I became a director. There is still a long way to go. I’m still working on the F3 set, even on my birthday. Well, this birthday is special. This time too, it would have been a hat trick when the film comes to the Sankranti race. But we left the Pongal race to release on a large scale.
How is the story going to be in F3?
“F3 money revolves around. It contains all the old characters from F2. We have added some new characters to it. We have Sunil and Murali Sharma as the newbies. Everyone thinks it would be nice to have a franchise like ours.”
When asked about the progress of F3 shooting, he said, “Film shooting is almost 80 percent complete. There are still two songs left. There is also some talkie part. It will be completed by December.”
It is often said that frustration. Have you experienced anything like that in your life?
F2 is my biopic. Biopic of all the girls. Everyone will be so frustrated at some point. Frustration can be just like anywhere else at home, at work.
Talking about managing many actors, he said, “Characters are low in F2. But there are about thirty-five in the F3. I’m not sure how to manage so many people.”
Speaking about balancing two heroes, Anil said, “There is that understanding between Venkatesh and Varun Tej as he has done F2 movie. They did not cause any problems.” The director also confirmed that he will make a guest appearance in F3. He will appear in the song.
When will Pan Indian cinema be under your direction?
F3 film has Pan Indian content. I’m still very comfortable here. Pan India means that the story has to be written at that level. Now I’m happy to be here. Let’s see in the future.
Is the upcoming movie with Balakrishna going to be in your style?
Everyone thinks that Anil is good at handling entertainment. But this is not an entertainment movie. Can’t do a full-length comedy movie with Balakrishna Garu. His style is different.
Is there any rise in remuneration this time?
Definitely. Bought new houses. I do not know. That’s all.