Comedian Srinivas Reddy proved himself in a leading role with 2014 Telugu horror hit “Geethanjali”. Two years later, as he gears up to play the protagonist in forthcoming release “Jayammu Nischayammu Raa”, he says had to turn down 80 scripts before signing on the dotted line for this project.
“Post ‘Geethanjali’, I was flooded with offers to play the hero. On an average, I was reading about two scripts a day and by the time I had given my nod to ‘Jayammu Nischayammu Raa’, I must have easily turned down about 80 scripts,” Srinivas said.
It was through a friend’s reference that he heard the script of Shiva Raj Kanumuri-directed “Jayammu Nischayammu Raa”.
“When I met Shiva for narration, he told me actor JD Chakravarthy suggested me for this film. I was shocked because I have never worked with him and don’t even know him personally. But I was curious to know why he thought this script would suit me,” he said.
Srinivas says he couldn’t agree more with Chakravarthy when he heard the story.