Having debuted with ‘Raagala 24 Gantallo’, actor Anurag was eager to accept any offer that came his way to prove his talent. And now, he is elated to be part of ‘Radhakrishna’ which released recently.
“It’s not a small thing to play the lead character in Radhakrishna. My role in ‘Raagala 24 Gantallo’ was a small one, but when I was offered the lead role in ‘RadhaKrishna’, I was a bit tensed and excited about the story which revolves around the lives of artisans and handicraft industry. I am very happy that ‘RadhaKrishna’ is doing well in cinemas,” the actor says.
His rapport with director Sreenivass Redde made Anurag even more comfortable on-screen. “I know the director through senior actor Ali garu. That’s how I landed a role in ‘Raagala 24 Gantallo’. Working with him was a really good experience,” he says.
Hyderabad-born Anurag is of the opinion that his movie has struck a cultural chord with the audiences of Telangana. “I feel happy and proud to know about our own culture and crafts. These days, not many know about the uniqueness of Nirmal crafts.
This movie showcased the importance of reviving the age-old traditional practices. I came to know that there is a lot of effort that goes into making the toys. I witnessed their difficulties while working for the movie. We should protect our heritage. I am glad that we were able to show that through our film,” says Anurag.