Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu‘s Kushi, a romantic drama directed by Shiva Nirvana, will be released in theatres worldwide on September 1, 2023.
The film’s team is currently busy with promotions, and Vijay on Wednesday hosted a ‘National Q&A’ session for fans. During the session, the actor talked about Kushi and said, “Kushi is something that I’ve loved so much from the script stage, during production, and while promoting it. I believe the audience will cherish it and leave the theatre with big smiles.”
Talking about the film’s director, Shiva Nirvana, the Telugu star mentioned that he appreciates Shiva’s comedic writing. He added, “Shiva Nirvana is deeply passionate about cinema. His thoughts are always centered around the movie and its enhancement. When someone suggests a change, he considers how that change will elevate the scene. If it’s positive, he implements it.”
During the Q&A session, Samantha Ruth Prabhu joined in from America and shared her excitement about Kushi. Vijay had nothing but praise for Samantha’s commitment and dedication to the film.
Here are excerpts from Vijay Deverakonda’s Q&A session:
How was it working with Samantha in Kushi?
Samantha is intelligent. When Shiva and I discuss the movie, she contributes great ideas. We share many similarities. We come from middle-class families, so we have similar perspectives on money and life. Additionally, we both have a passion for history. Samantha is religious, and I have questions about spirituality. Working with Samantha was a delight.
What interests you apart from acting?
Direction excites me a lot. Sometime in the future, I would like to take a break from acting and delve into directing. However, when I read the scripts that come my way, I feel compelled to keep acting. As I’ve matured, I can put in more effort now. I intend to move towards directing at some point in the future.
How do you overcome failure?
Failure is inevitable for everyone at some point. I’ve experienced significant successes and failures in life. Many people discuss them publicly. I believe success and failure should be viewed as two sides of the same coin. Mistakes happen, and failures are valuable learning experiences. Life isn’t just about winning or losing; it’s about living. Take gradual steps toward your desired destination in life.