Darshan says that he knew before he started working on Chingaari that the story and screenplay was inspired by Hollywood film Taken.
Darshan recently met the media during the success meet of Chingaari which has given a distribution share of nearly Rs. 5 crores in its first week of release.
Darshan said that he heard the script of Chingaari when he was shooting for the song sequence of his previous film Boss. "I was very happy with the script and told Harsha not to move away from the story at any point. After the shooting, I came back to my hotel and found the movie on TV. I was taken aback when the film that I was watching was the replica of the story I had heard from Harsha.
"Then I came to know that the film was Taken. I was impressed with the way he had adapted it. Harsha struck to his narration and now we are seeing the results. Chingaari has been liked by people who liked Taken too", said Darshan.
Prasad of Samarth Ventures who has taken the distribution rights of the film all over the state said that his idea of releasing the film in maximum number of theatres has brought in good results.
Harsha said that though he was confident that the film will become a big hit, he did not expect the film to get such a fantastic opening. The film`s heroine Deepika Kamaiah and Bhavana who did a special sensuous role in the film, artists Yashas, Teju and Madhu were also present in the meeting along with National award winning actress Tara who represented her husband and cinematographer Venu in the success meet.