Upcoming actor, Sharath Chandru seems to believe, ‘When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better’. And so, when it came to choosing his debut in Sandalwood with a major role (he had a blink-and-miss role in Ranna), the actor did not think twice before playing a baddie. And going by the trend of overwhelming acceptance of ‘devilish’ characterisations by the audience in the entire film industry, Sharath is confident of making it big. In fact, he has gone ahead and agreed to play the villain in three upcoming Kannada films.
To begin with, Sharath will be a part of director Om Prakash Rao’s Hero, produced by Umesh Reddy in which Dhananjay plays the lead. He will also work in Sarvam, directed by Venkatesh Acharya and will play the antagonist and will soon finalise his third project.
Ask him about his choice of roles and he says, “It is not necessary that every youngster who dreams to make it big in the film industry needs to begin as a hero. How you handle the character is important. Even villains have been the new poster boys and the trend of antagonists has been well accepted in Sandalwood.”
Son of senior actor and politician, Mukhyamantri Chandru, the talented actor asserts that his father had made it clear not be assured of a godfather. “He strictly told me that I should figure my way out in the industry. So, I am going through the same process like any newbie. I don’t look at it as a struggling period, but a new phase in my life, which I am thoroughly enjoying. A negative turn will put me on screen, and things might turn positive with time,” he says.
While Hero will go on floors from October 22, his second film Sarvam will begin production on October 24.