Ram Charan: My Father Kept Me Away From Films

The son of South actor Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan Teja, says his early life has been much grounded and he was not allowed to watch the movie or read movie magazines as a child.


After a successful career in South, Ram Charan is currently gearing up for his Bollywood debut with the remake of Zanjeer.

He said; “I was brought up as a normal kid. He (father) used to keep us away from movies… No film magazines were allowed at home, no movie watching.”

“I used to rarely go on movie sets as I felt it was very boring to see the same shot being done so many times. I felt I had nothing to do. I used to irritate the cameramen. Heroines were too old for me to even make a conversation. I used to get bored on the sets,” he added.

Ram was 18 when realized that her should take up acting as a career.

“I realized the opportunity I had at my door step. I wanted to take this opportunity to next level,” he said.

Being the son of superstar, he feels it has its share of advantages and disadvantages.

“I love shopping but I can’t go out, I love going to restaurants and eating out with friends. So a bit of private life is taken away. Your responsibility increases, there is pressure as anything you do attracts media and it is scary at times,” he added.

“But to some extent it has worked in my favor as I have become more positive, more responsible. The disadvantages later turned into advantages. It is like adapting to the situation,” he further said.

Being born in superstar’s (father) family, he said; “It is not in midway that I was introduced as his son… I was born in that family. So I don’t know the difference between born as an actor’s son and not being an actor’s son. I never knew whether it was good or bad,”

His father looks excited about his son’s debut in Bollywood.

“There was a special screening held recently… Our director Apoorva Lakhia went with a paper and pen to take notes to re-do or edit things… Dad said don’t do anything. He felt its crisp, perfect. It was encouraging for all of us. It was the most memorable moment of my life,” said the 28-year-old.

His upcoming flick Zanjeer is starring Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and Sanjay Dutt. It is scheduled to release on September 6.

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