After the 2021-film Varudu Kaavalenu, in which he played a lover-boy architect, the actor will be seen in a sharp contrast in his next film, Lakshya, a sports drama, may be a quintessential tale of an underdog archer who wants to prove his worth to the world. However, Naga Shaurya assures us that there’s enough emotion and drama woven into the narrative.
However, though the actor was always keen on doing a film in this space, when he first heard the story, he says he was sceptical about the sport being archery, especially as it’s not a sport most people know the rules of.
“But we took inspiration from the 2004-Rajamouli-directorial Sye, which was also a sports drama with rugby as the central element. No one knew about that sport but the way the director wove emotions into it was simply amazing,” elaborates Naga Shaurya as he explains his change of mind to finally play the role. “We realised we could do a similar job for our film despite the sport.”