Dhyaan aka Sameer Dattani says he did not quit films. “I have always been part of the industry. There have been long gaps between my films and people think that I have quit. I started my career 10 years ago and have been making periodic appearances in south Indian and Bollywood films. In the past two years, I have been busy working on my family textile business. Now that it is up and running, I think I can take up other jobs. Comeback is not the word to be used with me, because I prefer taking up films at the right time,” says Dhyaan, who is making a guest appearance in Mr and Mrs Ramachari that stars Yash and Radhika Pandit in the lead.
The actor says his enthusiasm on the sets remains the same after all these years. “When I say I have eight to nine years of experience in films, people think I am old. When I did my first film Huduga Hudugi, I was 19. I am really lucky to have had such a great start at an early age. That also says that I have a long career ahead and I am in no hurry. Apart from films, I do have other responsibilities. I am someone who will not sit idle. I have enough to do in life,” he says.
Being part of Mr and Mrs Ramachari was not something Dhyaan had planned. “I make a guest appearance and it is not even my film. I liked the script and the role I play. Producer Jayanna thought that I would add something special to the film and I was glad to do it,” says Dhyaan, adding, “I have been received with open arms by the Kannada audience. I should thank my lucky stars because the people in the industry always keep me in their minds. Every two months, there is someone or the other meeting me with a script,” he says.
Mr and Mrs Ramachari is being shot mostly in Mysore, where Dhyaan got the chance to meet the new faces of the Kannada industry. “I was meeting Yash for the first time. I have met Radhika before, but we officially met on the sets. I could instantly connect with the two. Both of them come with no extra baggage. Today’s actors are more professional and forthcoming because we know that we are secure in our own space in the industry.
“When we were chatting, Radhika mentioned that before she turned an actress, she had written a fan mail to me when my film Monalisa released. It was very sweet of her to have brought it up at a point when she is a big star. However, when Radhika said that, she made me feel old...which I am not,” Dhyaan says.
“I don’t know what I am doing next. I am excited about taking up multiple projects, but it doesn’t matter if I don't find something immediately,” he concludes.