Director Sampath Nandi’s short career is full of surprises. After bagging a surprise hit with his first film, Emaindhi Eevela starring Varun Sandesh, he earned a call from Chiranjeevi for Mega Power Star Ram Charan’s Racha. He was to direct Pawan Kalyan in Sardaar Gabbar Singh but then the movie got shelved after more than a year of pre-production work. He then managed to convince Raviteja for Bengal Tiger. Despite an average talk, the movie did not perform to his potential posing doubts on Sampath Nandi’s career. The young director approached Nandamuri Balakrishna with a story and got it rejected. The story now reached young hero, Gopichand and he has made Goutham Nanda with that.
The movie is releasing this Friday. The director claims to have rectified the mistake he committed in his career so far. “I gave more importance to commercial elements than story for Racha and Bengal Tiger. I always felt that story in those two films should have had more teeth and I did not allow that to happen with this movie. I am tensed about the film which is very important for my career. But at the same time confident, “the young director revealed in an interview.