Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna, who will be pitted against Ram Charan in upcoming Telugu film Govindudu Andarivadele, says he would like to make a mark as a successful baddie in the industry as he strongly feels there's a dearth of young villains.
Aadarsh told IANS, "I would like to make a mark as a bad guy given that we don't have too many villains of my age. I don't want to discriminate between hero and villain roles because playing the baddie has always worked out for me." He admits he has "fun" while playing the baddie, but says he wants to be "as versatile as possible as an actor". He added, "What I really look forward to in a role is that it has to be very important to the story and should be directly proportional to the screen time."
He says he doesn't mind being hated for his negative roles, especially against Ram Charan, as he believes it will eventually bring him admiration. "As a villain when you're hated more, that's when you're admired the most I guess. I really want people to hate me after this film. I would want them to probably come and even stone my house. If they do something like that, I will consider my job well done," he said.
Audiences will get to see Aadarsh play a villain who is part "loud" and part "aggressive". Aadarsh Balakrishna said, "There are times audiences will see me as loud and aggressive in my role. At times, all that they will see from me is just a cold stare. I'm eagerly looking forward to see it on screen."
Aadarsh, who started his career with Nagesh Kukunoor's Iqbal, describes Ram Charan as a "friendly" co-star. They are said to have been acquaintes since school days. He added "Ram is very friendly to work with. I have known him even before we became actors. Both of us were not friends, but we've known each other. We've played cricket together growing up, went to the same school and coaching camp. It's been great working with his so far."
Govindudu Andarivadele, which is currently on floors, is being directed by Krishna Vamsi. It also features Kajal Agarwal, Meka Srikanth and Kamalinee Mukherjee in important roles. Working with filmmaker Vamsi is "unnerving", says the actor. "He (Krishna Vamsi) is not someone who would get easily convinced. You really need to slog it out because he's never easily satisfied. It's really hard to get him to complement you. But that's what has kept me going and has pushed me to give my best," he said.
Aadarsh is currently awaiting the release of Telugu crime comedy Superstar Kidnap. He will also be seen in a cameo in Telugu remake of Aashiqui 2 titled Nee Jathaga Nenundali. He added, "He focuses a lot on his characters. He expects us to remember who we are as characters as he doesn't like to tell us about it. Overall, It's been fantastic working with him."