Debutant director Shiva Nirvana says his Telugu romantic-drama Ninnu Kori, slated for release on Friday, will be the most emotional film in its lead actor Nani's career.
It's been Shiva's long time desire to work with Nani, and he has at different stages over the years envisioned a story for him.
"Even while working as an assistant director, I tried to meet him and pitch stories. Over the years, I must have planned four to five stories with him. A lot of first time directors want to work with Nani because he gives prime importance to the story over anything," Shiva told IANS.
After a long wait when an opportunity finally arrived, Shiva floored Nani with an impressive script.
"It's a romantic film about the emotional conflict between the lead characters. This is easily the most emotional film in Nani's career. But it's not a sad film. It has a great scope for comedy, but it's not forced to make audiences laugh," he said.
"Each character has an emotional and fun side. We have explored both the sides and that's what makes the story easily relatable," he added.
The film also stars Nivetha Thomas and Aadi Pinisetty.
On working with Nani, he said he has great sensibilities and is well aware of the kind of stories people like.
"He is someone who wants his stories to work. He cares about other characters in a story. After I narrated the script, he suggested that I make some changes to Aadi's character and make it even more prominent. It's a rare quality," he said.