I would score well, though I was not studious. I was a naughty kid, but not many know that fact.
— Varun Tej
If I like a person, I don't have any mask/filter. I will open up a lot. I had hurt myself in the past because a couple of persons took advantage of me. I realised that they are not genuine people. Since then, I take time to open myself up for new people.
We, as a team, failed with 'Mister,' as the film failed in many aspects. I clearly know that my fans were deeply hurt, and that is the reason I told them during the audio launch that I will only do films that suit my age and image.
My father is genuine and frank. I don't have to say that, because everybody knows it.
Story is the primary factor any day. If I believe that a particular director would do justice to it, I will accept an offer.
I can't tell at what age I developed this love towards movies, but I've always enjoyed watching films. I've grown up watching the films of my uncles Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan.
I have had people telling me that they liked my screen presence and my voice, so I guess that's my strength.
When I met Ram Charan, he told me not to worry about how much my films make. After 'Magadheera,' people began expecting big things from him. So he did films to keep up to that expectation. He advised me to not fall into that trap.
I like movies where everything is dealt naturally and with a sense of realism.
While love stories at the end of the day, honestly speaking, do not vary a lot in their plots, it is their treatment that separates one from the other.
I intend to keep reinventing myself both as a performer and also in terms of my looks for as long as possible.
I love to listen to talkative girls. I like 'hyper' types.
Whenever I used to watch Hollywood films, I used to feel, when would Tollywood make such films?
I am a fun guy with my friends. I take some time to warm up to a new person.
Personally, I want to do action films. I even tried it with 'Loafer,' but things did not work out. So, I am taking things as they come and am trying to do different films which will suit my image.
My directors feel that, because of my height, I look better in action sequences.
I used to be very shy, and when I joined Satyanand sir's acting school, I used to be afraid to talk in front of everyone. But I learnt so much from Satyanand sir.
I like my privacy. I was completely okay when people didn't recognise me.
Ram Gopal Varma is a great filmmaker, but I don't know what satisfaction he gets from his tweets. I think he wakes up every day with an idea to play with someone's mind.
Irrespective of what people think I should do, I choose the kind of film I want to do next. I believe it's always about things falling in place at the right time.
Right from my first movie, I have tried hard to make sure I am not typecast.
I can do anything I want with the rest of my body, but the face is something I've inherited. I should thank my parents for it.
I came out of the failure of 'Mister' rather fast. It took me just three days.
'Fidaa' completely sticks to being a love story. It doesn't have any digressions. Opposites attract, they say.
Basically, I am a huge film buff and love watching all kinds of films.
'Mister' film is about the travel of a young and love-giving guy. He is born and brought up in Spain. He comes to India and gets into a trouble while trying to help someone. This story is about how he finds true love of his life.
'Kanche' is not primarily a war film: it is a lovely story set against a war backdrop.
It's tough to do comedy. After 'Mister', my inhibitions with respect to comedy have come down.
When I wanted to become an actor, I was afraid to tell it to my parents. But once, my uncle Chiranjeevi said that I have qualities to become a hero. Then, for the first time, I told him that I wanted to be an actor. He said it to my parents, and everyone is happy about it.
I'm a big time foodie, and at one point of time, I used to weight nearly 125 kilos, and then I lost a lot of weight.
I decide on the films I want to do. Sometimes I ask my father for advice, but he never forces me. He is like a friend to me. My father has been my biggest strength when it comes to cinema.
When I was doing 'Kanche,' a lot of my well-wishers and friends in the industry suggested that I concentrate on doing commercial films.
My constant endeavour is to offer something new to the audience. Every movie I pick, including 'Loafer', which offers a strong mother sentiment, tries to give the audiences a sense of watching something different.
I'd rather be called a good actor than be labelled a good-looking guy. I have been working towards it all along, and I hope to be able to go far ahead, because that's my foremost goal.
My father feels that Kammula garu has done magic. At home, he is the best critic. My mother and sister kind of like everything that I do.