"That was a beautiful surprise."
Ram Charan, who is basking in the success of his latest release RRR, has said that he expected the film to be a hit.
However, he never thought it would earn the No 1 tag at the global box office on the opening weekend of its release.
He has opened up about the success of RRR in an interview in which he has also spoken about the experience of working with his father Chiranjeevi in Acharya.
RRR is a fictional take on the younger days of celebrated freedom fighters, Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharama Raju, portrayed by Jr NTR and Ram Charan respectively.
The film is set in pre-independence India.
The film also features Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Olivia Morris, Alison Doody, and Ray Stevenson.
The Telugu-language period action drama film is produced by D. V. V. Danayya of DVV Entertainments.
Ram Charan spoke about the success of RRR and teaming up with his dad in an interview with Variety.
Commenting on the film opening to the No 1 tag at the global box-office in its opening weekend, he said:
“I did expect it to be a big hit, but the No 1 tag I never expected – that was a beautiful surprise.
“That was mind-blowing for us, even for Rajamouli I feel.”
On the tenth day of its release, RRR crossed the ?900 crore mark globally, becoming only the fifth Indian film ever to do so.
On teaming up with Jr NTR, he said that working with his “buddy Tarak and achieving the scale of success in our best director of India’s direction” is the best any actor will ask for.
He added that there was a “so-called rivalry” between him and Jr NTR but they have been friends even before RRR.
Asked about the experience of working with Chiranjeevi in Acharya, he said that he learned a lot from him.
Ram Charan added: “It’s a dream come true, I’ve learned a lot. I don’t think I stepped into Acharya as a co-star, I’ve stepped into it as a student and I’ve learned a lot from him.
“And the best part is he never handheld me through any of the shooting days.”
“He let me live my character and he let me make mistakes.
“He let me do another take. But he didn’t have any problem, never lost his cool, and that I’m really thankful for.”
Following its theatrical release, RRR will stream on Netflix and ZEE5, attracting even more audiences.