Although Rakul hasn’t said it directly, she sort of conveyed in a media interaction that she signed JJN only because of her conviction in Boyapati. Talking about her character in JJN, Rakul said, ‘The ‘Janaki’ you see in the title is me. My character has two vastly different shades. I play a moody girl whose life turns upside down because of one incident. How she copes up with that incident and what the film’s hero does for her forms the rest of the story’.
‘I haven’t cried as much in my entire life as I cried in JJN. My character needed to stay worried all the time and I had to cry every now and then. My eyes literally swell after crying so much,’ Rakul revealed.
‘Boyapati Srinu is a very talented director who can extract the best performances from his actors. Since he himself enacts all the scenes before actors, we need not invent anything but just reproduce the way he had performed the scenes,’ Rakul said rating Boyapati one of the best directors.
Talking about Jaya Janaki Nayaka, Rakul called it an honest love story. The film is slated for worldwide release on August 11.