Director Prashanth Varma made his debut with the film AWE. Later, he made Kalki and Zombie Reddy. The successful filmmaker interacted with director Tharun Bhascker in a talk show recently. During the interaction, the director revealed that Anushka's response to AWE moved him emotionally. "While watching the film, she came to me and told me that I scored a super hit. After the screening was over, she hugged me. It was the first time that a girl hugged me. I was moved with her gesture," he revealed. The director's next film is Hanu Man.