Varun Sandesh is an actor, who tasted success as an actor with his first film itself. He was only 18 when 'Happy Days' was released and he has now completed 7 years as an actor. In this journey he has faced ups and downs.
He gets chatty about his journey, his upcoming films, competition among young actors etc in an exclusive interview with Indiaglitz.
Excerpts from the interview
You have completed 7 years as an actor. You have acted in some very successful films and faced some failures. How is the journey ?
The journey is fantastic. As you said, I have faced some ups and downs in my career. But I don't regret anything. Successes and failures are part of life. We cannot be always successful and would not face failures every time. We should bounce back like a ball every time. I am very thankful to directors, producers and all who are still trusting me.
How is 'Nuvvala Nenila' going to be ?
Nuvvla Nenila is an out and out love entertainer. The screenplay of the film is very good and director Nakkina Trinadha Rao has handled the film superbly. The visuals are very beautiful. We are so confident about the film that we have already released the full video songs from the movie. Cinematographer Gnanasekhar, who had earlier worked for big films like 'Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum', 'Dhada' etc, has worked for this movie. He has done a fantastic. Though Poorna had acted in some films like 'Seema Tapakai', 'Avunu' etc, I became a big fan of her watching her performance in this movie. I am very sure of the success of the film.
What about your role in this film ?
I am playing Krish, a guy who grows up in USA and comes to India to start a business. I look very rich and there is a lot of dignity in my character unlike my previous films.
Many actors are playing NRI characters in the recent past. How different is your character ?
Difference is the actors who are playing NRIs are not actually NRIs. But I was brought up in USA. We tried it to be realistic. My role has a purpose and comes to India to start business with it.
What is the reason behind working with director Trinadha Rao Nakkina in back to back films ?
The reason is I have worked with him for the film, 'Priyathama Nuvvachata Kushalama' and though it was not commercially successful, it is one of my favourite films. I love his 'Mem Vayasuku Vacham' so much. So when he said that he has an idea and I'm very apt for the film, during the shoot of 'Priyathama Nuvvachata Kushalama', I agreed to act in the movie, even without listening the story. Then after, when he narrated the story, I liked it so much. The film is very poetic and a beautiful love story.
How is the working experience with Sai Karthik ?
Sai Karthik is the common name we are hearing of late as the music director. He is working for many films now and I am very happy that he is so successful. This is the second time, I am working with him and he has given a wonderful music score for this film also. All the four songs and one theme song are extraordinary.
How is the competition among the younger heroes now ?
A lot of youngsters are coming to the industry and I wish everyone will be successful. In our gang, we never think that the other hero's movie should fail. We go to events together and we are very friendly. We have a healthy competition among us. I think Raj Tharun is one of the most promising youngsters now and he is a talent to look out for.
Will you act with other heroes ?
Definitely. I'd acted in 'D for Dopidi' with Sundeep Kishan and 'Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummedha' with Manchu Manoj, Vishnu etc. I am always open to act with other actors.
Will you act if a short film maker impresses you with a good story ?
I'll sure act if a short film maker or other impresses me with their story. Actually I have a plan. My brother Sashank has recently made a short film titled, 'Sadist'. He is currently going to US for masters and to learn filmmaking course. I'll definitely act in his direction.
What are your upcoming films ?
Apart from Nuvvala Nenila, I have two other films. One is 'Paddanandi Premalo Mari' and the other is 'Lava Kusha'. I am playing a dual role in 'Lava Kusha'. This is the first time, I am acting in a dual role.
How are you going to celebrate this birthday ?
This time, I am going to celebrate my birthday with some of my friends and family members.
Varun Sandesh concluded that 'Nuvvla Nenila' will be loved by everyone and requested the audiences to watch the movie only in the theatres.