Actor Sumanth Shailendra Babu, whose first film, Aata, failed to impress the audience, is now treading the route carefully with his second film, Dilwaala. Having taken up the film after a year, he says, “The entire team has been working from past 4 to 5 months with the script, song and my character. This was something that we did not do with my first film.”
For his second movie, Sumanth has worked on his looks and has also got trained in horse riding and dancing before starting to shoot this film from December 17. “We have a lot of horse riding and so I had to learn the skill. Apart from that a lot gymnastics is currently happening while I am totally into dance moves as we have planned songs in thapanguchi style along with a song sequence on a train.” he added.
On a Hindi title (Dilwaala) for a Kannada film, Sumanth clarified saying, “The good old Kannada titles have already come off. This film which has mass appeal with a love story stitched along with lot of action, we had to choose Dilwaala.”
As Sumanth tries to make a difference in his second film, he will be working with much experienced actress Radhika Pandit, who plays a college girl’s role in the film directed by Anil Kumar of film Shakti fame. “Radhika has been in the industry for nearly five years now and is coming with lot of experience and it is really a good learning for me,” says Sumanth.
Aiming at the college crowd, the film seems to have all the ingredients of action, romance, comedy and more. “Of late, it is only of college goers who go to theatres compared to families. This film is going to be made keeping the youths in mind,” said this newbie, whose film will be shot mostly in Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore. “I have heard that the Ooty train which will be used for a dance sequence itself will cost `5 to 6 lakhs per day. Major portions will be in Ooty followed by Mysore and Bangalore,” he says.
Nothing else other than acting has lured this young hero, who is son of Shailendra Babu, a producer for many films in Kannada. “I wanted to be actor probably the day I was born. As my father came into the industry around the same time, I used to go to the sets and observe the crowd surrounding the stars. I always wanted to get recognised and that pulled me to the industry after I completed my study in Business Management. My father too allowed me to chose my own field and has been supporting in what I want to do,” he explained.