Since time immemorial, a film without an antagonist has remained incomplete. The villain has always drawn applause with his devilish avatar or chilling dialogues, in recent times, the negative character has seen a transformation. More and more filmmakers are now looking for handsome villains and the latest to hit the ‘evil’ stands of Sandalwood is good-looking hunk Thaarak Ponnappa.
Hailing from Coorg, this stylish actor will be making his debut and will be seen facing off Manoranjan in Nanda Kishore’s upcoming directorial, a remake of Tamil-hit Velaiyilla Pattathari (VIP) made under Rockline Productions.
The actor, all of six feet and two inches, has entered the second schedule of shooting today. He says there is a new trend of good-looking villains in Kannada industry. “I feel good to be part of it,” says the model-turned-actor.
According to him, there is a thrill in playing the antagonist and he is confident he can carry the evil side very well. “My role model is Sonu Sood and I aspire to make a mark in a similar way in Kannada industry,” says the 25-year-old who completed his MTech before entering the industry.
On choosing acting as a career, having spent so many years on academics, Thaarak says that it his passion for films that made him take that decision. “I did my education as a backup,” he says.
Having done his research into what goes into playing an antagonist, the budding talent has gone for a personality makeover and has worked out for a six-pack. “Before entering the industry, I was modelling for four years,” he says.
“I was fit even before entering the industry.”
Getting to debut with a Nanda Kishore film, Thaarak is confident that he has caught a dream start.
“If we are good at what we do, then things will come and fall in our lap,” he says.
“I want give my best and hopefully it will work out for me.”