The reports that Bobby Deol had joined the cast of Krish Jagarlamudi’s new Telugu historical period drama Hari Hara Veera Mallu seemed nebulous. Why would Bobby who knows no Telugu, do a Telugu film?
I decided to ask the director himself. Krish is currently attending a family wedding outside Hyderabad. He took the time off to confirm details on his lavish production.
“Yes, Bobby Deol has joined us. How did we think of him? It was his personality that went with the character. We needed a tall and handsome actor to play a key role. Bobby fitted the bill.He is a pleasure to work with. Very responsive to instruction and also adds his own inputs to the scenes,” says Krish whose earlier credits include such notable historical biopics as the two-part NTR biopic, Mahakarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and Gautamiputra Satakarni.
Hari Hara Veera Mallu is based on the life of the legendary outlaw Veera Mallu. It stars the controversial actor-politician Pawan Kalyan in the title role.
Rumours in Hyderabad suggest that the project was interminably delayed due to Pawan Kalyan’s political ambitions.
Krish stoutly denies this allegation. “The delays did not happen for the reason that people are saying. It was the pandemic that caused so much of a delay. Covid affected everything everywhere. Why should our film be spared? I am happy to say we have completed more than 60 percent of the film.”