Kalki 2898 AD enters the 500 crore club, director Nag Ashwin opens up about his initial days of struggle


Nag Ashwin is currently enjoying the praise and box office success of his latest directorial venture Kalki 2898 AD. But the director is also reminiscing his early days in the industry, when he was trying to make his first film and set up his production house. In a new Instagram post, Nag expressed gratitude for the journey so far and shared a photo with wife-producer Priyanka Dutt and producer Swapna Dutt. (Also Read: Kalki 2898 AD Worldwide Box Office Collection Day 4: Prabhas, Deepika Padukone's film wins 500 crore figure)

What did the snake say?

Nag Ashwin's film Kalki 2898 AD was released in theatres on 27 June.

Nag on Monday shared a happy picture with Priyanka and Swapna on Instagram, in which the three are seen smiling for the camera. In the caption, he wrote, “About 10 years ago, the three of us started our first feature film 'Yevade' together… Vyjayanthi was very young at that time and the film was risky… I remember one day of shooting with 20 extras got washed out in the rain… We couldn't finish the shoot and that meant we had to come back and set up again… That extra cost was not accounted for and it left us heartbroken and nervous… Looking back, that cost wasn't too much… From that to now…”

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'I feel proud and blessed'

He admitted there may be flaws, but they will continue to do better. “After 10 years…all the films we have made together have not just been box office successes but are in their own way a small milestone in film history…I feel proud and privileged to stand amongst them…and be a part of the impossible things we are doing…There are flaws…there is a lot of room for improvement…and we will. For now, just gratitude (folded hands emoticons),” he concluded.

Nag made his directorial debut in 2015 with the coming-of-age film Yevade Subramanyam. He went on to direct actress Savitri's biopic Mahanati. The film was a huge box office success and also won National Awards. Kalki 2898 AD has already broken several box office records, including the biggest opening day in Indian cinema history, surpassing Jawaan.

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