Ganesh, whose film Zoom will be released this week, found one of the deepest and most satisfying powers within himself when he was an aspiring actor working in tele-serials. The power of humour. And he has used it sagaciously right from the time he became a hit with his 5 to 5.30 slot on television with Comedy Time. Having graduated to a much higher level, Ganesh will unleash his power of laughter once again with his latest releasing around his birthday, which falls on July 2, and he is confident that there is no delusion in terms of its success.
“Zoom will be a complete time pass and I promise, the film will not bore you. It is a trendy and colourful film made by Prashant Raj. He has also made me look very stylish in the film, which was required since I play the character of an ad filmmaker,” says Ganesh and adds that his character requires him to build confidence in people about a brand within 20 seconds. “I try to experiment the same thing in personal life too and end up telling lies. What is the response I get when I apply the same marketing tactics in my life will be the crux of Zoom,” he says.
He elucidates that the film revolves around hard work and smart work and he personally believes that while hard work is important, being smart has also become more important today. “Whatever we achieve through hard work, one should be smart enough to maintain it for life,” he says.
The actor admits that he accepted Zoom going by director Prashanth’s previous work, Love Guru and Gaana Bajana. “I will be part of any film, which touches my heart. Success or failure is secondary, but if the effort is made as a team, you have already succeeded,” he states.
Speaking about his gift of humour, the actor says that he believes life is empty without laughter. “Not just in cinema but any work done at any place and anywhere, if done with happiness, will definitely bring in positive results,” he says but is quick to add that he is a serious man from inside. “The recharging moment in my life is when I spend time alone or when I am reading. The moment I meet people, I am back with my witty sense. Every little laughter I try to create on the sets is to keep the atmosphere lively. Sometimes my wife Shilpa too wonders about my behaviour at home,” he shares.
On an emotional note, Ganesh reveals that it was tough to come to terms with the fact that his reality show Super Minute concludes soon. “I met real people in the reality show and it was a touching season. I didn’t expect this kind of success. When I got to know the background of every person I met there, I felt that God has been so kind to a lot of us,” he says.
With a series of films in the pipeline, there hasn’t been a time when Ganesh has thought to taking a break. “There was a time when I was searching for work and today I am blessed with it. I don’t think I deserve to take a break. If at all, it will be for 15 days to a month but I just love my job,” he says.