Director Srinu Vaitla (also spelled as Sreenu Vytla), who is busy promoting "Bruce Lee: The Fighter", says that viewers should not treat the Ram Charan starrer as an action entertainer.
Many film goers took "Bruce Lee: The Fighter" to be an action entertainer after seeing its title and promos. But the director says that the movie is a commercial film with all aspects like comedy, romance and family drama. He claims that he has taken a deviation from his regular template and attempted something new in his latest directorial venture.
In an interview to IANS, Srinu Vaitla clarified the doubt on the genre of "Bruce Lee: The Fighter".
"Ram Charan Teja plays a stuntman and people around him call him Bruce Lee. It's a pet name and it has nothing to do with the genre of the film. There's comedy, romance and drama to appeal to everybody, so people shouldn't treat this as an action film," the director said.
"Bruce Lee: The Fighter" is high on entertainment quotient. "One thing my films always guarantee is entertainment. Bruce Lee too is loaded with all the usual elements of entertainment but in the process I've deviated from the regulate template of making commercial films," he said.
Srinu Vaitla is confident about the success of "Bruce Lee: The Fighter" at the box office. "I've made films where stories were told in an entertaining way and ones where I've tried to fit entertainment in the story. Bruce Lee falls in the first category of films and that's why I think it will work," he said.
Srinu Vaitla has lauded the efforts of Ram Charan Teja, who has learnt martial arts for the film and trained with experts in Hong Kong. "He worked extremely hard and since we worked on a tight schedule, he barely had time to relax. We had decided on the release date even before we went on the floors, so obviously we couldn't afford any sort of delay," the director said.
After "Andarivadu", Srinu Vaitla has once again worked with megastar Chiranjeevi, who has made a cameo appearance in the film. "I worked with him a decade ago in 'Andarivadu', and honestly, directing him in this film was more enjoyable. He looks even more energetic than he was back then and that has hugely benefited the film," he said.