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An actor for all seasons

Published: 02nd November 2013 10:42 AM

Last Updated: 02nd November 2013 10:42 AM

For those who wondered how long Yash will be able to sustain at the box-office, their answer came with the success of recent films like Drama and Googly. “Fortunately, people continue to receive me with open arms. I have been well-supported by the audiences and it’s thanks to them that I have been on a roll,” says the actor.

And yet Yash is not counted as one among the big league in Sandalwood. He seems to prefer a philosophical perspective to that analysis. “It’s about how you look at things,” he says and adds, “I want to do good work and have enjoyed my journey so far. I want to continue to entertain audiences with good scripts and remain in the people’s hearts for ever.”

His formula for that seems to be experimenting with different genres. “I have always held that I need to work with different subjects so that I can appeal to all categories of film-goers. Luckily, a variety of roles kept coming my way. Today, every kind of audience has watched my films. In a way every film of mine has contributed to my career and working with every director has done me good,” says Yash. 

Googly and Drama stayed at the marquee for hundred days, a feat nowadays given the turnover period for films is down to just 15 days. Yash’s Raja Hulli released on Friday and if it picks up, the actor will score a hat-trick. A remake of the hit Tamil film Sundarapandian, Yash feels it can be enjoyed by audiences of all genres. “It is a package,” he says.

Yash plays a village youth in the film, the kind who is dressed in a panche (dhoti) all the time. “That’s me. That’s how I have been brought up and that’s how I used to celebrate festivals. Shooting in villages for this movie was like being at home. It was fun,” says Yash

Raja Hulli is the second remake that he has worked on  after Kirataka. Question the actor on whether remakes can be hits only when star actors are cast and he disagrees. “A star can only help to bring in the initial crowd. At the end of the day, content matters.”

Signed on for a handful of films, Yash is currently busy with Gajakesari which he will follow up with working on Mr and Mrs Ramachari. Prod him on other projects and Yash reveals, “Nagashekar has shown keen interest to have me on board for his next film, OmOme, and wants me to sit for a story narration. If everything falls in place, I will take up his project,” he says.


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