Nithiin on Check: ‘The film’s last 15 minutes are its highlight’.
Actor Nithiin has three releases lined up for 2021, with Check as the first film to land in theatres. Directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, the movie will release on February 26. The actor plays a jail inmate named Adithya in Check, who wants to become a chess grandmaster.
The Bheeshma star recently interacted with the media about his upcoming film. Here are the excerpts from the conversation:
How would you describe your film career of 19 years?
It has been a bumpy ride for me with successes and failures at the box office. But I am happy with my journey, with God’s grace and encouragement from the audience.
I signed for this project while I was doing Bheeshma, and it was a conscious decision to do an experimental film like this after doing that commercial film. Check was supposed to release in 2020 but it got delayed due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is one reason for me to okay this project since he is best known for making out-of-the-box movies.
What were your thoughts when Yeleti narrated the script for the first time?
Yeleti first narrated a different story. However, both of us were not confident about it. After a while, he came up with Check’s idea and I greenlit it immediately.