Ganesh, who started his career in 2000, went on to become a popular TV artiste, anchor, orator, supporting character and a villain in Tapori He ultimately turned hero in 2006 with Chellata.
After Mungaru Male, Ganesh had drifted ways with struggle. And on hindsight, he says that he now knows that while struggle loved him and he hated it, the phase was one which taught him the most. The actor, who is currently shooting his 30th film, Gandu Endare Gandu, now embraces opportunity but still keeps the struggling days close to his heart.
“It’s been 10 years as a hero but I remember the day when my debut film, Chellata released on April 21, 2006. I had struggled for it. That is when I realised that when hard work meets opportunity and luck blesses, there is no limit to ambition. I have been aspiring to become a hero since the time I got the opportunity and when everything gets combined, the evasive goal is easy to reach,” he says.
While he is also looking forward to the release of Style King, Zoom, Pataki and Mungaru Male 2, Ganesh, who reveals that he is actually 44-films-old, shares the turning point of his career.
“To become a hero, you need to become an actor first. I realised it after the television show Comedy Time, and as a supporting actor. So, my ultimate aim was to meet the anticipation of the audience as if it were real. I had to act as nobody could. I am still trying to better it,” he says.
Whether his films are a hit or a flop, as a hero, he has garnered enough attention for his skills and he knows he is here to stay for a while. “There is no formula for a hit. If the script is strong and the actor passionately sticks to it, then you could just work out. Nobody likes to be known as a bad actor and that is the worst criticism anyone would like to hear. I have made sure to not give that opportunity. Till date, I continue to give my best in each film,” he asserts.
According to him, the decade spent in the industry is just a trailer and there is more to come. “The main cinema is yet to come. I have to start taking up different characters. I meet different people every day, where I judge and misjudged, while others too do the same. It is a part and parcel of everybody’s life,” he says and signs off with a quote by Shakespeare, ‘Only bad people teach you good lessons in life’.