How were your days before the release of Duniya?
Before acting in Suri directed Duniya, I have acted in more than 20 movies, but all of them are small roles, which are not so significant. I have also acted in TV serials but none has changed my fate. Suri's Duniya changed my life. It gave new dimension to my life.
Tell us about your village and parents.
I am basically from a village called Kumbaralli near Anekal. I am the son of Rudrappa-Narayanamma. Though I was from poor family, I was able to complete my degree with hard work. I had a habit of acting in dramas in college as well as in my village. This habit of acting brought me to Cinema field.
Which are your forthcoming movies?
I have three movies Putta, Chirate and Takat in hand. I am looking for the release of Ravi Belgere directed Mukhyamantri I Love You. I am also acting in Suri directed Janglee. In all these movies, I appear in different roles.
Do you think that you are a victim of Controversies?
It's all in my fate.But one thing is sure that all these controversies have increased my confidence. Although I had to visit Film Chamber of Commerce frequently for these controversies, this film industry helped me a lot to overcome everything. I am simple and humble guy. I have still long way to cross in this film industry. I will move very carefully.
What kind of role do you like to play?
I would like to play the roles that are very near to real life. I would also like to play historical characters. I also mind the producer who invest money on my role. I feel that the producer should get back his money from the movie, so that he can produce another movie.
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