How do you feel after the first week response in the box office?
For me giving success from one film is not that important. All my films should be continuously big ones in the box office.
You know pretty well that the competition is tough?
I know. I work a lot in my house on various aspects of film making.
How is the initial response from 'Sishya'?
I have been receiving calls from various parts of Karnataka. In a place like Mandya around 150 calls I received for my mobile on the first day. The audience from Mysore, Mandya and Hassan are telling that they have identified late Shanker Nag in my walking style and dialogue delivery. Even the media is having this feeling.
Are you enjoying the initial success?
No. My father Mr Vasanthkumar is not with me. He died three days after seeing my debut film on February 5th 2006. My father gave me everything in my life. He never scolded me. He gave me whatever I have asked for. A motorbike, car at a very young age he provided. He gave me good courage put me in to sports. I learnt Karate, swimming, tennis, cricket from his guidance. He was 57 years of age when he died. He was national basketball player for several years.
What was his reaction after seeing the film?
He cajoled me first and then hugged and said I have worked very hard. Like how he used to be with me without commenting yet correcting he told me to be one among all after success.
After 'Sishya' how you are gearing up?
I am having a photo session for my second film. Some serious critics have told me that my hair style is not OK. I am now changing my hairstyle in five get ups.
What was the toughest portion for you in the film 'Sishya'?
The climax was very tough. I was not coming to the mood. Senior artistes like Rangayana Raghu took me for a walk and prepared me. I was impressed with the dialogues of Shivasamaya and Kiron Ghovi screenplay. Director Vasu is my blessings.
What is that you liked most in the film?
The climax is what touched me a lot. The 'Sishya' telling his mentor how he respects him and walks away leaving his fiancée. This is the right climax I felt.