Comedian turned hero Sunil, is making the most of it as a hero. His last release, Tadhaka was a runway hit and he is now back with yet another entertainer in Bheemavaram Bullodu. After a series of delays, this Suresh Production film is going to hit the screens this Friday. We caught with Sunil for an exclusive interview and let’s see what he has to say.
Q) How did Bheemavaram Bullodu materialize ?
A) Once I finished Poola Rangadu, I heard this script and okayed it after the first hearing. I am very happy that I got to work in the prestigious Suresh Productions banner, and even more excited as the movie is named after my village Beehmavaram.
Q) How was it working with Suresh Productions ?
A) Every actor has a dream to work in Suresh Productions banner, and I was no less. I had a great time working in this prestigious 50 year old banner, which I will cherish all my life.
Q) Director Uday Shankar has not given any hits in the recent past. Weren’t you apprehensive to work with him ?
A) No ! I was never apprehensive about Uday. Hits and flops are quite common in this industry. I loved the script, and the way it was narrated to me. I saw good potential and so I went ahead and did it.
Q) Venkatesh was the original choice for this film. How do you think you could match up to a story that was written for him ?
A) Yes ! This film was written for Venky, but when they decided to make it with me, necessary changes were made to suit my kind of acting and audience.
Q) What can your fans expect from this film ?
A) Laughs ! What else can they expect in a film from me. Lot of interesting dances and fights, which are in abundance in this film.
Q) After Brahmanandam, you were considered as the top comedians in Tollywood. Will you continue doing more comedy roles ?
A) First of all, Brahmanandam is and will always be the biggest comedian Tollywood has ever seen. Yes ! I would surely continue doing comedy roles in the future. In fact, I had a small role in Mahesh Babu’s Dookudu, but Sreenu Vytala dropped it at the last moment.
Q) You are a full time hero now. Do you miss your comedian days.
A) Yes ! Of course, I do miss those days and my favorite punch dialogues. Now I suggest those dialogues to my fellow comedians who work in my films.
Q) Are there any directors, whom you want to work with in particular ?
A) Yes ! I am dying to work in a full length film with Trivikran Sriniavas. Even my small roles in his films brought me huge recognition. Imagine me doing a full fledged film with him, it will be crazy.
Q) After Megastar Chiranjeevi, Who is the best dancer in Tollwyood according to you ?
A) Undoubtedly, it is Junior NTR. His expressions and dance steps are top class.
Q) Do you have any dream roles ?
A) I want to do an out and out villain’s role.
Q) Like your contemporaries, do you have any plans to get into production?
A) I have absolutely no interest in production, and will touch that section of film making.
Q) Why is there such a long gap in your films?
A) Certain things are out of our hands. From now on, there wont be much gap, and you will see me in comedy roles too.
Q) What are your upcoming films.
A) I have five films in hand, but none of them have gone to the sets. Once I am done with Bheemavaram Bullodu, I will decide on my next.
Q) Final Word about Bheemavaram Bullodu?
A) You can blindly believe my words and watch this film. I am 100 % sure that Bheemavaram Bullodu will be a hit, and if you are not satisfied, you can stop watching my films from now on.
Interviewed by Raghava