Chiranjeevi and Vijaya Shanthi starrer Gang Leader completes 25 years of release, today on 9 May 2016. Reminiscing the memories attached to the blockbuster, Chiranjeevi and Vijaya Shanthi spoke to a leading daily.
Chiru, who couldn't believe that it has actually been so long the film released, wished to remake it with his son Ram Charan, someday. He opined that the film has a very contemporary subject and engaging screenplay, which will also suit the present day Telugu cinema.
"Though the film was etched to be an out-and-out commercial entertainer, it was way ahead of its time", said the actor. Vijaya Shanthi added that, director Baapineedu had given a very challenging role to her and the actress recalled how she and Chiru were on point in each scene as well as in songs.
She heaped praises for Chiranjeevi saying he is the best dancer, Indian cinema had ever seen. "Even though, there are many heroes who can dance really well now, there is none who can match up to the grace of Chiranjeevi", the actress was quoted saying.
Vijaya Shanthi, who rarely talk to media, added that Chiranjeevi is a large-hearted person and would always encourage his co-stars.
"Chiranjeevi is a person, who believes that, a film comes out well only if a hero and heroine compliment each other, but not dominate each other. He is really sportive and in fact, he was the very sweet co-star. I still remember the surprise party he held for me, when we got to know that my film Karthavyam earned me the Best Actress Award, while we were on the sets of Gang Leader", said Vijaya Shanthi.