EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: "Since Past One Year My Life Has Become Black And White", Says Kichcha Sudeepa

Imran Asif Fazal |Aug 24, 2019

"Actors from the South are getting the chance to work in Bollywood. I think the film industry has accepted the south Indian film industry as one", says Kichcha Sudeepa.

South Indian star Kichcha Sudeepa and Suneil Shetty will be seen together in their upcoming sports flick Pailwaan. The story of which revolves around a wrestler Kichcha Sudeepa and his guru, Suneil Shetty.

The actor will also be seen next as an antagonist in Dabangg 3 with Salman Khan. Recently, Kichcha Sudeepa through his social media account revealed the climax of Dabangg 3 which will have bare body fight with actor Salman Khan.

Pailwaan has been directed by S Krishna soon became the highest trending topic on Twitter when it was announced by the actor. During an interaction with STARBIZ correspondent Imran Fazal, actor Kichcha Sudeepa discussed his role in the movie and about the South Indian film industry.


Many filmmakers have chosen wrestling and other sports as their story recently, how different is your role from previous movies?

We have seen Dangal and Sultan doing well at the box office. Audience nowadays likes to see biopics or sports-related films. My role is completely different from the previous films.

In Pailwaan the fight is for a different reason, a young kid gets attracted to wrestling and his quest to fulfil his desire. My character is built on the basis of his guru, further, the story goes ahead in which the wrestler and guru separate ways and later the conquest to gain big in life amidst struggles. The story will surely keep the audience glued to their seats and will definitely be loved.

As we can see in the trailer, you have worked hard on your body. Did you also take a workshop or lessons to understand the sport?

I have been a sportsperson and believe me, this body requires a lot of hard work. I have sacrificed sweets, street food and titbits which I loved. I always tell people to control their mouth to stay fit. I have sacrificed butter chicken and much other stuff.

In 22 years of my career, I had all delicious food items but since the past one year, everything has become black and white. The taste buds have now become habitual to it (laughs). We did have a sports choreographer to instruct and set up the scenes for a perfect bout.

You will be working for the first time with actor Suneil Shetty, was there much difference in working with him? 

I know Suneil Shetty since 2011. Not much of the difference in working with him. He is a great person to work with and I have seen him work previously. So we are doing the character in the film nothing much of difference to work with him.

Suneil Shetty

Are you planning for the sequel of Pailwaan in near future? 

Yes, why not?! We can go ahead with the sequels in future but the scripts and storyline should be interesting. We have seen the Rocky franchise which has been loved by the audience. The makers of Rocky successfully made 5 sequels. So there is no harm for making sequels which would be liked by my fans and the audience. For now, the film is very interesting and has strong positive vibes to it.


Do you think that there is a sudden boom in the South Indian film industry?  

Of course. I think people have started taking the South Indian film industry very seriously. The scripts written in the South are now made as a remake in Hindi. Hindi films are made in four other languages ie. Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Actors from the South are getting the chance to work in Bollywood. I think the film industry has accepted the south Indian film industry as one.


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