The Padma Bhushan was an inspiring honour. But the doctorate is a recognition at home. I’m proud that my state has honoured my talent.
As a soft drink brand ambassador, how do you react to the issue of pesticides in colas?
Fans have been disappointed. So I haven’t renewed my contract which ends in May ’07.
There’s hype over the price Bollywood stars command. But top Telugu and Tamil stars have been more highly paid for a long time. That’s because Hindi is the national language. From what I know, Rajnikanth is the highest paid star. When you look at the business southern films generate, our prices are justified.
You’re the best dancer in Telugu cinema. Which other actor’s dance skills do you like?
I admire Prabhu Deva and Hrithik Roshan. But I enjoy watching Govinda who makes you want to get up and dance with him.
How has your latest release Stalin done?
In terms of collections on the first day,...