Speaking with the media, hero Nikhil said “Kona Venkat, who is very good friend of mine called me once and asked me to come to his office. He narrated the story line of ‘Shankarabharanam,’ I was impressed by the story and asked for a full narration. Once the whole script got finalised, I listened and gave a nod to the film.
I was surprised when Kona garu said ‘Shankarabharanam’ is the title of the film. We didn’t do this film to defame Vishwanath’s ‘Shankarabharanam.’ In fact, Kona garu consulted Vishwanath garu and said about spoke about the title. Vishwanath garu, with a whole heart, gave away the title.
This film is a remake of Hindi film ‘Phas Gaye Re Obama.’ Though it is a remake necessary changes were done to the final script. The climax is a completely different from the original version. Till date my films were all made of youth based, ‘Shankarabharanam’ is a good opportunity to target the family audience. I have to appreciate and thank Kona garu for building up this script.”
He also said, “The director, cinematographer and writer are the three pillars of this film. My characterisation in this is different from all other films. ‘Shankarabharanam’ is the biggest release in my career. It is set to release in over 600 theatres.”
Speaking about his marriage rumours “I promised to my parents that if I get two back to back hits, then I will marry. I got that feat with ‘Swamy Ra Ra’ and ‘Karthikeya’ so my parents are forcing in for a marriage, but I wasn’t another hit. I’m greedy about it. Nevertheless, I will marry next summer” concluded Nikhil.