Sharan, the man who stood by heroes as their sidekick all through his career, is turning hero. He could not have got a better opportunity than making his debut as the hero in his 100th film Rambo. Yes, the comedian, who broke our funny bones through his funny one-liners, has reached the century-mark without giving a clue.
The excited actor spoke to Prakash Upadhyaya from Oneindia about his Rambo. Here are the excerpts from the interview:
What is Rambo all about?
Rambo is a comedy-thriller. It is a rarely attempted genre in our industry. We have tried to blend these two genres to make this an entertaining flick. Audience can expect comedy, comedy and only comedy in Rambo. Having said that I don't claim that I have done something different, but I can only say that it is an all out fun movie.
How did the idea of Rambo take birth?
This happened accidentally. My friend's friend, who had come to narrate a different script to another hero, opened up on this after the particular actor came late. In order to pass the time, the writer told this concept and I was impressed by the storyline, which made me produce the movie.
Did the success of Komal Kumar's Govindaya Namaha inspire you for such an attempt?
It is a coincident, but yes, the confidence level in me increased looking at the success of Govindaya Namaha.
How was it working with Madhuri?
It was nice since it is my first film as a hero. I should thank her for accepting the role. It is a risky option for any actress to play as heroine with a comedian, who is turning hero for the first time in this movie. It is also because Sharan is not a brand yet.
Could you please throw light on other characters?
There are many predominant characters in the movie, which need nothing but good performers. I am thankful for all the artists who acted in this film. I am very lucky to have got such a wonderful actors in the movie. Umashri madam has done the role of my mother, Table Naani will be seen as my friend and he will be with me throughout the movie. Rangayana Raghu, Deepika and Sadhu Kokila are in important roles. Finally yet importantly, my sister and actress Shruti has done a cameo.
Tell us about director MS Srinath and your associate director Tarun Sudhir about whom you have spoken high in all your recent interviews.
MS Srinath is the storywriter of the movie and he has done a great job. But as an associate director, Tarun Sudhir has taken the entire responsibility on his shoulders. He has not only worked with the direction department but also in every other department. Rambo is nothing but Tarun, and Tarun is nothing but Rambo.
Finally, can we expect you to do more number of films as hero?
That is not in my control and time will answer your question. It all depends on how people will receive the film and it is completely in their hands. I will keep my fingers crossed; hopefully I will get good reports for our attempt. So far so good, movie has shaped up well. The success of 'mane tanaka bare...' and 'jaya jaya jacket...' brought a new enthusiasm in our team. We wish people will like Rambo.