Natasimha Balakrishna's 100th film Gautami Putra Stakarni is slated for grand release tomorrow and expectations are soaring on it. Balakrishna speaking to scribes shared Satakarni's secrets.
On selecting the film he said “It wasn’t easy to make a decision about this milestone film. I scouted several scripts and listened to a lot of narrations, but I had a lot of expectations from this film and wanted it to be remarkable. That’s when Gautamiputra Satakarni unexpectedly came to me and things just fell into place,”
He went on to add “From the time this film began, I have been really happy with the way things are progressing and am proud to be a part of it. I consider it an honour,”
On the hardships of recreating history, he says . “When you have a person like Krish, who’s got a lot of clarity, guiding you, there’s no reason to worry,” and added “We were careful in our portrayal and ensured we were taking the truth to the audience.”
Balakrishna says he is not nervous on the film release and added “Not at all! Why should I be nervous?” Sharing the process followed Balakrishna said “The whole process was very elaborate. Research went into everything — the kind of clothes they wore, the footwear they donned, the jewellery they used...”
Balakrishna sharing about Satakarni says “We just heard of him, maybe read a few lines and that was it. But knowing him and bringing his whole story to life through this film has been a phenomenal experience. We all became so engrossed in the story that it wasn’t easy to bid adieu.”