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    Sundeep Kishan: Being bilingual is an added advantage

    By Girija Narayan
    Sundeep Kishan
    Sundeep Kishan, the fresh face seen in movies such as Routine Love Story, Gundello Godari, D for Dopidi is making his mark in both Telugu and Tamil film industry. Sundeep Kishan is one of the few actors who can fluently speak in Tamil and Telugu, and he is making efforts to make the best use of his linguistic skills by doing more and more bilingual films.

    The latest trend is to make movies in multiple languages at the same time, this is an advantage to this multi-talented actor. "There are very few marketable heroes in Tamil and Telugu who can fluently speak both the languages. Since I can speak in Tamil and Telugu, I'm keen on doing bilingual films because it will help me cater to larger audience," Sundeep told in an interview.

    "I don't usually go in search for a bilingual film, but luckily, producers come to me with such offers. Since Gundello Godari, I've been frequently getting bilingual offers. Of course, final call to make a film in two languages rests with my producers and I always respect it," he added.

    Telugu romantic-drama Gundello Godari, which happens to be Sundeep's recent release, was simultaneously made in Tamil as Maranthen Mannithen. His forthcoming Tamil comedy Yaaruda Mahesh will be released in Telugu as Mahesh. However, Sundeep clarifies that his first preference will be Telugu films.

    Even though Sundeep was born and raised in Chennai, he says that his first preference will always be Telugu because he is an Andhrite. "This is why I want to do bilinguals. Since I know both the languages, I can do the same film in Telugu and Tamil as well," he added.

    "From audiences' perspective, I want to do entertaining films every now and then. However, as an actor I'm open to all genres, especially films that have more scope for acting. I chose Yaaruda Mahesh for the same reason - it's entertaining and gave me immense scope to perform," he said.

    Sundeep is all set for the release of his bilingual movie Yaaruda Mahesh in Tamil and Mahesh in Telugu, this Friday. Directed by debutant R Madhan Kumar, Yaaruda Mahesh also features Dimple Chopda, Jagan, Srinath, Uma Padmanabhan, Swaminathan, Singamuthu and Sana Oberoi.

    "It's one of those crazy comedy films. I play a character in search of an unknown character called Mahesh. The humour in this film is sarcastic and commercial in a way that it is sure to attract masses," he added.

    Sundeep is awaiting the release of Telugu films, D For Dopidi and DK Bose.


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