Telugu director Ani Kanneganti says National Award-winning actor Bobby Simhaa brought a new level of energy when he joined the sets of forthcoming Telugu action thriller Run, a remake of Tamil sleeper-hit Neram.
"It was a pleasure to work with Bobby. He's a single-take artist and no matter how difficult a shot is, he makes it look so easy with his effortless performance. He brought the kind of energy to the project that made my job so easy," Kanneganti told IANS, adding that he was a big pillar of support to the project.
Simhaa, who plays the antagonist in Run, was also part of the original.
"When we bought the remake rights, we felt nobody can do justice to the role originally played by Bobby. Hence, we decided to go for him and it was with great, great difficulty we managed to rope him in," he said.
Simhaa, who has predominantly worked in Tamil films, dubbed in his own voice for the film.
"We learnt that he has roots in Vijayawada, where he had studied till class 10. Since he wasn't totally alien to the language, we decided to make him dub in Telugu. Though he struggled initially, he picked up quickly," he added.