Manoranjan stays off glamour, trusts story instead

Manoranjan, who is treading his own path, says his confidence level is one up after watching his performance in Saheba.

Published: 22nd August 2017 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

Manoranjan Ravichandran in Saheba.

Express News Service

Cinema runs in Manoranjan’s blood. Quite literally so, having born in a film family. The actor intends be the face of good cinema in the industry and is looking forward to the work. His debut movie Saheba proves that the actor is not seeking validation by doing the kind of cinema his father Ravichandran does. He is treading his own path.

The starkid who is still learning the ropes of PR mechanisms has gone all out at every chance he gets to talking about his upcoming film, Saheba, which releases this week.

City Express speaks to Manoranjan, who shared with us his experience of working on the film directed by Bharath. “I am more on the honest side. I am yet to learn how to promote a film,” says Manoranjan, adding, “Irrespective of the delay, I thoroughly enjoyed working for Saheba. I received flak from people for the movie not releasing on time. But I can only say ‘Sorry’. I understand the reaction, because initially I planned one with Ranadheera, which didn’t take off and Saheba got pushed. But all said and done, I will not disappoint them,” he says.

The actor says that he is keen to explore the his different sides through characters. “Saheba will show the soft side of me, followed with VIP (Vritti Illada Padavidara) directed by Nanda Kishore where I have a mass role. My third outing, which is yet-to-be-titled, will be about a rockstar, and  the story deals with father and son relationship. I might go for a complete rom-com as my fourth project. This is the right time to experiment with characters without getting cliched. It  also gives me an opportunity to be a different person and I would want try it at least for the next ten films,” he says.

Despite being a star-kid, the first film is always be a challenge.

“With me being Ravichandran’s son, the audience definitely expect me to make them go crazy with romance, have a beautiful heroine, kiss, and have a lot of girls around me. But I didn’t chose to go that way. In contrast, my debut Saheba completely runs on the storyline. There are no punch dialogues and no build ups. I just trust the story and intentionally wanted to play a soft character. Probably that’s the risk I have taken and I am loving it. In fact, my confidence level is one up after watching the film,” he says.

Apparently, the debutant has been receiving a good feedback from the audience. “All those I interact with say that I don’t come across as a newcomer, which of course is a good sign,” says Manoranjan, who is enjoying the rising fanship. “Right now, it is all those fans who have followed my  father and they are more than happy to support me. Eventually, I should build my own,” he adds.

The actor signing off, says, “Saheba is closest to my heart and I hope people will like it. Of course I am open to criticism too.”

Rumour already in that I am dating Shanvi Srivastava. But as of now, I am very much single and Shanvi has become a dear friend of mine. But I have a lot of girls who say that I am good looking and dance well and are waiting to watch my film. They usually compliment my smile.

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