Posted: 07 April 2012 at 6:02am | IP Logged
I'M GLAD MY EFFORTS HAVE PAID OFF'
is elated at winning a State Award as his directorial venture Super was
adjudged the Best Film at the State Film Awards. The Real Star might be
shooting in Manali, but that hasn't stopped the actor from being
inundated with calls from well-wishers back home. "From the minute we
packed up, I've been getting congratulatory calls," says Upendra, who
bagged the state award for Best Film for Super. "My real victory was
when the audience lapped up the film when it released," says Uppi. But
that doesn't stop him from being thankful to the jury which selected him
for the award. "I only tried to give my best to a field that I love so
much. Superhad a futuristic theme and I gave it my all. I'm glad
that my efforts have paid off," says the Real Star. Incidentally,
Superwas his comeback film as a director after a decade. Is the award a
sign that Uppi hasn't lost his magic touch? "That's for the fans to say.
But obviously you feel elated when you win such a big award," states
Uppi. Meanwhile, in keeping with his usual pattern of relaying political
messages in his ventures, major portions of Super too reflected on the
political happenings of the year before. "I never blame anyone. My
intention is not to hurt anybody. I want all of us to be responsible
citizens," states Uppi. As for rumours that the Real Star will make a
foray into politics, he says, "For sure. God willing, it will happen
soon. Just wait and watch."
Upendra in a still from