BANGALORE: Krishna is the latest talent in Sandalwood to look out for. The actor jumped from television to silver screen with his film Madarangi followed by Namma Duniya Namma Style. Today, the actor has producers and directors vying for his attention. Krishna, who has almost completed two films – Charlie and Jollybar – has now signed up for six projects, all of them from popular directors and good banners.
The list includes Mumbai with Ramu Productions and Huccha 2 with director Om Prakash Rao. He is also making a guest appearance in Guru Deshpande’s Rudratandava. This apart, Guru has signed two projects followed by another film directed by Rama Narayan, who had earlier directed Snehitaru. He has recently signed up for the film James with director Chethan, who is currently completing Bahaddhur with Dhruv Sarja.
This confident youngster owes his success to the acting skills that he gained during his TV-serial days.
“People know that I come from an acting background. They are aware that I am comfortable in front of the camera and can neatly handle any character. To top it off, my personality has been the biggest asset for me. Except for the film with Rama Narayan, all the films that I have signed up for are action-based, which is good for me,” explains Krishna.
“Not long ago, I had the time to go through a hundred scripts, but none of the m suited me because they were mostly stories based on love and other cliched subjects. I didn’t mind rejecting all of them because I was looking for a good story, and luckily, I have got the opportunity to work with big directors today. People had forgotten me after Madarangi, which came a year ago, but the industry had not.”
Krishna's schedule is packed till 2015 and the actor has alloted dates for each film accordingly. “I will start with Mumbai in July and then work on Huccha 2 in September. Guru plans to do one film in December and another by next August. In between, I will complete Ram Narayan’s project, and James with Chethan will start in 2015. I hope everything goes as planned,” he says.
He closely resembles Tamil actor Vishal and that is considered as a plus point for him as an actor. “Director Guru felt that while I was recently shooting for his film Rudratandava and that probably made him choose me for his next projects. Many feel that I am a Vishal-lookalike in Kannada and I don’t mind being compared to him because he is a wonderful actor,” he says.