Today, Kichha Sudeep is one of the biggest stars of the Kannada Film Industry. Besides being an actor, he has also proved his talent by hosting the reality show Bigg Boss and directing a few films. But, it wasn't always a bed of roses for the actor. Hailing from a non-film background, he went through a lot of hardships before rising to fame. From living on Rs 500 per month to being linked with a few lead actresses, he has seen it all! In an interview with News18, he made a few shocking revelations about the struggles in Sandalwood including his alleged affairs.
Initial Years Were A Struggle
Sudeep, unlike other actors, had no background or a godfather in the industry to help him when he had just entered Sandalwood. Recollecting it, he said, "From music it was a step away from cinema. For six years, I struggled in the Kannada cinema industry. I lived on Rs.500 per month."
When Affairs Got Ugly!
Sudeep married Priya at an early stage in his career. With fame, he also came to be known for having alleged affairs with his co-stars. When asked if he was linked with anybody, he said, "A couple of times, yes, and it was ugly. But it was ok. It fizzled out in a few weeks. My wife knows either I am working or I am at home."
How Was It With Family?
"No I never took money from the family after standard 10. I used to work in a clothes store, played cricket for money, did photo shoots. It was that period of struggle which gave me the experience to be an actor. The emotions have to come from the raw material of life," the Pailwaan actor said.
All's Fine Now
However, things seemed to have changed for good in the last decade for Sudeep. Though he and Priya had a few rough patch, the couple has decided to work on their relationship. On the professional front, he's awaiting the release of his next big film Pailwaan.