Kannada actor Sudeep has starred in just two Telugu movies like Eega and Action 3D, but he has made lot of friends like Manchu Manoj, Mohan Babu, Junior NTR, Nani, Ravi Teja, Tarun, SS Rajamouli, Ram Gopal Varma and many others in Hyderabad. The multi-feceted star from Sandalwood has all praise for ace director SS Rajamouli for his simplicity and dedication to filmmaking.
Sudeep was recently in the city, when he spoke about his friendship with leading Tollywood stars. In a chat with Times of India, Sudeep said that Hyderabad is a beautiful place to work in and he has loads of friends there. "When I inform my friends in Hyderabad that I am in town, around 20 people will immediately come over to meet me and enjoy a good dinner," TOI quotes him as saying.
When quizzed about his fondness about SS Rajamouli, Sudeep said, "He's a child at heart. Cinema is like a toy to him and I still remember how eager Rajamouli was to start shooting Baahubali. One day, he narrated the script of Baahubali and I was wondering what he wanted me to do. Then he said, It's a small role and I agree that it's not a role that you should be doing. Neither is it something where you act and I improvise. Probably I just want you to be part of my film."
The actor added, "That's the best part about him. There's so much to learn from his passion towards cinema and family. We all either get carried with our success or failure, but every time I see Rajamouli, I learn how to be grounded. I've never met such a wonderful family like Rajamouli's and you feel like doing anything for them."