Kiran Abbavaram's journey has been quite happening. The actor, who made his debut in the sweet rural drama that was Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru in November 2019, has had seven releases in the past four years. "I had to work for 330 days last year," Kiran says, as we sit down to chat in his office, ahead of the release of his next, Rules Ranjann, set to release in theatres on October 6. "But thankfully, once I completed all my commitements in January this year, I took a break, went home, and spent time with my family. The past two years have been hectic. Even people started noticing that my face looked tired and sleepless in some of my recent films. That's because I just couldn't take care of myself. I kept it all aside for five months and decided to work on myself. I needed it for my mental peace too. Now, I'm past that difficult phase."
While he plays a character who is obsessed with rules in his next film, what are some rules he chose to follow when he decided to pursue acting as a career? "The first rule was to never go back. I decide to become an actor I was adamant about never stopping midway and turning back. The second rule was: to give as many opportunities to new people around me. And finally, the third rule was: just be kind and good to everyone here."
Rules Ranjann is an important film for the actor because his last film, Meter, was harshly rejected by the audience at the box office and the actor needs to win the trust of the audience back. Speaking about the film, the actor says, "I will be very honest with you. Rules Ranjann is a film made with the sole intention of entertaining people. If one comes to the theatre just to have a great time, without the intention to judge everything and find flaws, the film will be a blast. You won't believe me, come to the theatre and we will take you on a ride. By the end of the film, especially the final 40 minutes, you will forget everything and enjoy it."
The initial reactions to the film have also been quite encouraging, Kiran says. "We have been showing the film to some people and have asked for genuine response. Even those who honestly told me that I missed the mark with my previous films are laughing hard. Even though I had some doubts about some parts of the film while making it, wondering if reviewers would call it out, people who watched it had a ball of time and assured me about the success of the film. Rules Ranjann is for entertainment and if you come to the film with your family, you'll enjoy it too."