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Exclusive Interview : Satya Dev – Puri Jagan is like a god for me

Young actor Satya Dev, is surely going places in his career. After doing some important character roles, he will be seen as the main lead in Puri Jagan’s Jyothi Lakshmi. One the eve of the film’s release, we caught up with the software engineer turned actor for an exclusive interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

Q) How did you bag Jyothi Lakshmi ?

I got a message from one of Puri sir’s assistant Pradeep to come for an audition. I went in without any clue about the movie and was surprised to see Charmee there. The audition went on well and after a week, I got a call saying that Puri garu wants to meet me. The day I met Puri sir, he told me to reduce some weight and meet him again. I lot nearly 16 kgs and met him once again. That is when he told me that I was playing the lead role in Jyothi Lakshmi.

Q) What was your initial reaction after you were finalized as the main lead ?

I had no words to express my feelings. It was a like a dream come true to work with such a genius director like Puri Jagan. I couldn’t have asked for more in my career and I am still living a dream after being associated with him from the past one year.

Q) Tell us about your role in Jyothi Lakshmi ?

I play a software engineer who falls in love with a prostitute called Jyothi Lakshmi. The way he brings about a change in her life and stands in support of her is the synopsis of my character.

Q) How was the whole experience of working with Puri Jagan ?

It is once in a life time experience. I consider Puri garu as a super human. The zeal with which he makes his films and the grip he has on his characters is just amazing. I treat him like a god and get inspired with whatever he does.

Q) What are the highlights of Jyothi Lakshmi ?

The entire story and Charmee’s role will be the highlight of Jyoti Lakshmi. I can say one thing that after you come out of the theaters, you will definitely start respecting women more.

Q) How was it working with an established actress like Charmee ?

All the credit should go to Charmee for making me feel so comfortable. She has worked very hard on the film and has taken care of all the departments pretty well.

Q) What kind of roles do you want to do in the future ?

I do not have any limitations regarding my characters. The role should excite me and take the movie forward. The only thing I want is that the audience should recognize me through my various roles.

Q) Recently, Ram Gopal Varma lauded your efforts as an actor. How did you feel ?

Certain times, one gets speechless and has no words to express his gratitude. The amount of encouragement coming from a genius like him is something which I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Q) Which actors do you draw your inspired from ?

I am a huge fan of Daniel Day Lewis from Hollywood, and get inspired from actors like Prakash Raj, Irfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddique.

Q) What are your future projects ?

As of now, all my eyes are on Jyothi Lakshmi and I have already shot for PVP’s Kshanam.

With that, we concluded our exclusive interview with Satya Dev and wished him the best of luck for Jyothi Lakshmi.

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