F3 team has held success celebrations last night in Hyderabad with veteran filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao attending it as the special guest. Venkatesh who’s hectic busy with shoot of other film couldn’t make it for the event, though Varun Tej graced it. Heroines Tamannah and Mehreen too gave it a miss.
Ace director Raghavendra Rao heaped praises on both Dil Raju and Anil Ravipudi. “Most of the directors introduced by Dil Raju are in super success. You just leave your problems outside the theatre and you will come out happily, after watching Anil Ravipudi’s movies.”
Producer Dil Raju, who also released the film on his own in Nizam and Uttar Andhra, said, “As we expected, F3 is running successfully in all the areas. It turned out to be a big hit. We’re readying for second hat-trick with Anil Ravipudi. We’ve also completed hat-tricks with Venkatesh and Varun Tej. Lots of changes happened, after the pandemic. Movie business restricted to only weekends. We need to understand the situations and plan accordingly. F3 is getting shares, even in third week. The movie collected a worldwide gross of Rs 126 Crore so far.”
Director Anil Ravipudi said, “I like movies which are liked by all kinds of audience. I write stories on audience perspective. After pandemic, the way of watching movies has been changed. OTT, indeed, became a parallel platform. There should be some grandeur or something incredible to bring audience to theatres.”
“F3 is collecting shares even in the third weekend. 100 Cr gross is definitely a big achievement, under current situations. We feel proud to say that F3 became a big hit. I got calls from many heroes. But I got a special call from Allu Arjun who heaped praises on the movie. Now, I can confidently say that, another movie will be coming from the franchise. But it may take some time to happen. I’ll next be making NBK108 with Balakrishna garu,” Anil Ravipudi concluded.
Varun Tej said, “I’m contented that when I thought all the promotions of F3 were done with the last event, the finishing with this is very good. I’m happy to meet all these people once again. While it gives happiness if people appreciate us, I feel extra happy if producers are safe. But ultimately, distributors happiness gives the utmost happiness.”