The man, who once appeared in a cameo in a cop"s avatar in the movie Shh, has become a full-time police in Arakshaka. Yes, you are right, we are talking about Upendra, who is performing the character of a police officer, has shared his excitement, experience and many more about his role and his upcoming Kannada movies with OneIndia. Read on for the full interview.
You made a guest appearance wearing Khaki in your directorial movie Shh. Now, in Arakshaka, you will be seen as a full-time cop. How was the experience?
The moment you wear Khaki, a natural feel comes within and you know that it is an amazing experience. I have enjoyed every bit of it.
What can one expect from Arakshaka?
The movie has a good story, which can be watched by all section of the audiences. The movie has all the ingredients that the cine-goers love to watch on-screen.
The posters of Arakshaka raise questions on your roles in the film. Have you done dual characters in the film or just a character with two shades?
You have to see the movie to find the answer.
This is a diplomatic answer.
(Laughs) No, I would like to keep the suspense element till the viewers see me on-screen and I am only trying to awoke questions on the audience mind.
You have paired up with two gorgeous actresses, Sadha and and Ragini Dwivedi. With a senior actor like you opposite them, they would have gone an extra mile to make an even bigger impact, right?
Both Sada and Ragini are extremely talented actresses, who will surprise the audience with their acting abilities. Their characters are well defined and they have given their best for their roles.
Did you share ideas and suggestions with director P Vasu during the making?
It is a complete P Vasu"s movie and I have nowhere tried to give suggestions. In fact, it took some time for me to understand the entire story and explain it to others. It is a difficult subject and one needs to have the complete script in his mind to work on this project and the director has full control over the script. Being a filmmaker made me easy to live up to his demands. However, we discussed about minor things.
Please pinpoint one highlight of the film.
The screenplay would stand out as a winner because the way story runs is the biggest plus point of Arakshaka. You know, at parts, the director has employed nonlinear narrative techniques. Some scenes will start here and end somewhere. In between, there will be flashbacks that make the audience to stay alert all through.
Would you like to share with us your favourite scene in the film or anything the audience should not miss out in the film.
In the climax, I have performed a stunt on my own without using body double where I fell onto a ground floor rolling from the first floor to give a realistic touch to the scene. This is my memorable scene in Arakshaka.
Comment on your upcoming movies.
Currently, I am working on Katari Veera Surasundarangi, Kalpana,Topiwala and Godfather are my future projects.
We also heard about your plans to make sequel to blockbuster Upendra.
Yes, I am planning to make a sequel and working on the script. If everything falls into place, I may take up the project this year.