Nikhil Siddhartha, who shot to prominence with Sekhar Kammula's Happy Days, and earned notoriety playing 'the next Ravi Teja' in mass films like Yuvatha and Veedu Theda, was admittedly surprised with the success of crime comedy, Swamy Ra Ra, his biggest hit.
He's learnt the benefits of experimenting with this movie. "We never expected the movie to be such a big hit. What's even more gratifying is that I consciously tried to do something really different. I realised it's important to keep trying out new stuff," says Nikhil, who finally shook off the 'next Ravi Teja' moniker.