"I am in love with Hyderabad"

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 07:35 hrs

Karthi says that popular Tollywood stars are quite friendly and warm and that the city of Nawabs has become his second home given that he is spending at least 10 days a month in Hyderabad.

"The city of Nawabs is just the right mix of rich culture and modernity and has become quite a happening place. I have started spending a lot of time in the city, shooting and attending functions. I could also make friends from within the industry and outside it too, as well as meet up with some of my college friends who are working in the city. I have in fact, begun to chill out occasionally with them in the evenings and could even name a few spots I like for specific food specialties. I have simply fallen in love with the city," says Karthi.

He doesn`t miss an opportunity to meet up with friends Allu Arjun and Ravi Teja. "I attended Allu Arjun`s wedding and we became good friends. I also visit Ravi Teja frequently. He is a complete prankster with a great sense of humour. I am also in touch with Jr NTR," he says. 

In fact, Karthi attended the same school, St. Bedes in Chennai, with Mahesh Babu, but they haven`t kept in touch.

"I should thank the audience for making me a household name in Andhra Pradesh and also am also grateful to Telugu stars and top directors, Rajamouli and Vinayak, for supporting me in my efforts to expand my fan base," he adds.