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BANGALORE: It seems like Sunil Rao, who debuted with the hit film Excuse Me, has no regrets for having stayed away from Sandalwood for more than two years. After Excuse Me, however, none

Published: 31st December 2009 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2012 10:04 PM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: It seems like Sunil Rao, who debuted with the hit film Excuse Me, has no regrets for having stayed away from Sandalwood for more than two years.

After Excuse Me, however, none of his flims succeeded in keeping the cash registers ringing at the box office. But, he succeeded in acting in more than 20 films, including Seven O Clock, which bombed at the box office beyond redemption.

Following Seven... many producers decided not to cast Rao in their films until Sunil Kumar Desai offered Rao a role in his film Sarigama but unfortunately the film’s shooting was shelved due to financial crisis.

Rao now has high hopes pinned on his latest film Minugu opposite Pooja Gandhi, which is slated for release on Friday. He believes that this film will help him regain his lost glory. “I am hoping against hope that this film will be very successful because it is like a life and death situation for me,” says Rao.

Explaing his more than twoyear sabbatical from the film indutsry, Rao says, “Many of my films bombed at the box office.

I think that I am also responsible for it. I should have been more selective with directors.

Some of the directors cheated me. I was disappointed with the outcome of Masaale directed by Dayal.’’ Many consider him to be an egoist, who does things his own way rather than listening to directors during the shoot. “I don’t know how far they are correct in calling me an egoist.

It’s sad that they dont recognise an actor’s rights and freedom while acting in films,” says the actor.

On sharing screen space with Pooja, Rao says that intially he hesitated to act with Pooja. “I was in a dilemma whether I can do justice or not. I was afraid to act along with a senior artiste like Pooja. After a few days of shooting, I realised Pooja’s friendly demeanour.

She is a nice actress,” praises Rao. It seems like Sunil Rao, who debuted with the hit film Excuse Me, has no regrets for having stayed away from Sandalwood for more than two years.

After Excuse Me, however, none of his flims succeeded in keeping the cash registers ringing at the box office. But, he succeeded in acting in more than 20 films, including Seven O Clock, which bombed at the box office beyond redemption.

Following Seven... many producers decided not to cast Rao in their films until Sunil Kumar Desai offered Rao a role in his film Sarigama but unfortunately the film’s shooting was shelved due to financial crisis.

Rao now has high hopes pinned on his latest film Minugu opposite Pooja Gandhi, which is slated for release on Friday. He believes that this film will help him regain his lost glory. “I am hoping against hope that this film will be very successful because it is like a life and death situation for me,” says Rao.

Explaing his more than twoyear sabbatical from the film indutsry, Rao says, “Many of my films bombed at the box office.

I think that I am also responsible for it. I should have been more selective with directors.

Some of the directors cheated me. I was disappointed with the outcome of Masaale directed by Dayal.’’ Many consider him to be an egoist, who does things his own way rather than listening to directors during the shoot. “I don’t know how far they are correct in calling me an egoist.

It’s sad that they dont recognise an actor’s rights and freedom while acting in films,” says the actor.

On sharing screen space with Pooja, Rao says that intially he hesitated to act with Pooja. “I was in a dilemma whether I can do justice or not. I was afraid to act along with a senior artiste like Pooja. After a few days of shooting, I realised Pooja’s friendly demeanour.

She is a nice actress,” praises Rao.  

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