Break from commercial format: Catherine Tresa on Nene Raju, Nene Mantri
Actress Catherine Tresa, who is seen smoking in the teaser of Rana Daggubati starrer Telugu drama Nene Raju, Nene Mantri, says the film breaks many common stereotypes and that's what makes it unique.
"I'm not going to say why my character is seen smoking in the teaser. But what I can tell you is that the film breaks many stereotypes. It's a very mainstream film and you will see Rana, who is known to do certain kind of films, go down a path less taken," Catherine told IANS.
Elaborating, she said, "The film breaks away from the regular commercial format. A lot of people by now must have assumed that I play a badass because my character is seen smoking. The film breaks such stereotypes."
Directed by Teja, the film also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Ashutosh Rana and Navdeep.
On teaming up with Teja, she said she was bowled over by his confidence.
"I really liked the story, especially the confidence with which Teja narrated. I'm a very greedy person when it comes to good roles and I didn't think even for a minute when I heard this story. The way he narrated the story, it piqued my interest," she added.
Asked about sharing screen space with Rana, Catherine quipped, "I had to find really high heels to match his height."
"It was very interesting to work with him. He plays an intense character and I think he has nailed it. Audiences are going to love his energy," she said.