Tollywood actor Nikhil Siddhartha is the latest pan-India star to emerge from South India.

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Siddhartha's latest film, which has made him a millionaire, is a sequel to his earlier Telugu hit movie 'Karthikeya'.

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The story of one of the most beloved and adventurous figures in Indian mythology

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Sri Krishna, has had people across North India flocking to movie theatres. 

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While obviously happy about the tremendous response the movie is garnering at the box office in Hindi markets

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Nikhil Siddhartha confides that at one point, they were concerned if the film would ever get released.

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"During the pandemic, we weren't sure if the movie was ever going to be released."

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"From a situation like that to a situation like this," says the reporter, "where people across the country are watching it. It's like a miracle."

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Yes we had announced that we were calling off our marriage and we realized that it was all over and that's it. There is nothing ahead 

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The team shot extensively in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and it got bogged down in unknown terrain and hostile weather conditions 

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Talking about such incidents, he said: "Now looking at the way the movie has taken off,  

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sometimes you feel that is there a divine hand or intervention because when we were shooting,  

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, we had huge snow blocks. We were blocked in by snow and we thought we were never going to finish the shoot.  

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But then we had the Border Roads Organisation coming in like gods, and opening it up for us, minutes after we were blocked in. 

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