Young actor Krishna believes in avoiding all kind of excesses. So much so that he even monitors his virtues. And when it comes to films, the actor sure knows that to maintain a steady career graph in Sandalwood, any self-indulgence in terms of film choices could be perilous. So, the 6-ft 2 tall hero has been looking for the right opportunity while climbing from mediocrity towards excellence.
As he waits for his next big release Charlie to hit the theatres, Krishna has a line-up of films in his kitty including Huchcha, Mumbai and Local Train. While Huchcha is ready for release, the other two are currently in the post production stages.
According to the actor, caution is his mantra and even though others may think of him as moving too slowly, he believes he is on a steady path. “I have been signed by two big distributors - Jayanna and MN Kumar. Jayanna’s film will be directed by choreographer turned director Murali. The agreement took place three months ago and we are working on the script. The film will go on the floors from November,” he reveals.
Speaking about working with producer MN Kumar, Krishna discloses that a debutant director, Mahantesh will be helming the project. “In fact, the exciting part is that MN Kumar has also taken over the distribution of my film Charlie and was keen that I do a commercial film. He also distributed my first solo film Madarangi, which was a hit. But my role in Charlie impressed him and that’s how I got this project,” the actor says.
The actor will also be playing Puneeth’s brother in the upcoming film Doddamane Huduga and according to him it was his mentor, Suri, who suggested the role. “I found my route to tinsel town as an assistant director in Suri’s Jackie starring Puneeth Rajkumar. Although, he was initially hesitant to ask me to play a role in his film because I have done solo leads, I didn’t have a second thought. He has been my guide and Puneeth is a good friend,” says the actor who has completed 17 days of shoot for the film and was part of some action scenes along with Puneeth. “I am a big fan of him and we work out at the same gym. I have watched his film Appu five times in the same week when it was released. I admire his fights and it was really exciting when I shot for some action sequences with him,” he says.