December 21, 2009 Y. Sunitha Chowdhary
Aditya Babu is just 24 and he's already produced three films, the recent being Aarya 2. He is also making his debut as a hero in a Telugu film Chalaki that is being released in January. His parents are from Hyderabad and the family shuttles between Hyderabad and Bangalore as they have business interests there.
The actor has produced and acted in a Kannada film Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu with Ramya. The movie is a remake of Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule. He also produced Jagadam with Ram in Telugu that was appreciated by many but the film didn't rake in profits.
The producer explains that the film probably lacked comedy but he made up for the loss through Aarya by filling it with lot of humour. His aim was to be producer first before making his debut as an actor primarily because he wanted to first learn the 24 crafts of filmmaking.
He adds, "I felt that I can give a better output if I have a comprehensive understanding of everything concerned with films be it the artistes or the economics. Also I wanted to own a banner that would make good, quality and entertaining films for the public.
I had made Jagadam with Ram because I was just entering the industry, wasn't prepared to be an actor. The film made news more for the budget incurred but if a subject demands that kind of money then there would be no argument from my side."
Standing tall at 6 feet 2 inches the good-looking actor has his priorities clearly chalked out. He has no qualms making the same formula films but insists that it should have some novelty in the subject but is averse to make offbeat films.
About his forthcoming film Chalaki which is a remake of the Malayalam movie Chocolate, he adds that it is about a guy joining a women's college. It is a complete entertainer, and revolves around a love story set in a college.
He signs off, "There's been a sudden decline of college-based films, I wish to have the attention of youth, I want them to come, watch and enjoy good cinema."