Mantra- 2 , the sequel for Charmee Kaur’s Mantra, is getting ready to hit the screens on the 31st of this month. KV Sateesh is the director and young actor Cheetan Cheenu, who appeared as a child artist in Mani Ratnam’s Anjali, has teamed up with Charmee for this horror thriller. On the eve of the film’s release, we caught up with Chetan for a brief interview. Let’s see what he has to say.
Q) Tell us briefly about your early age and your journey into films ?
My native place is Khammam but I was brought up in Amalapuram. I appeared as a child artist in Mani Ratnam’s Anjali and after completing my education, I did modelling for a few years. I appeared as an ambassador for a few brands and bagged offers in Tamil movies. Now, I am making my debut in Telugu with Mantra-2.
Q) How did you bag the offer of Mantra-2 ?
I played a crucial role in Vishal’s super hit movie Indrudu, which released in 2014. Director Sateesh got impressed with my performance and offered me the lead role in Mantra-2.
Q) Tell us about your role in this film ?
I will be seen in the role of an young police officer who rescues a girl from a serious problem. The movie is a horror thriller and my character has a lot of scope to showcase my acting capabilities.
Q) How was it working with a popular actress like Charmee ?
Initially, I was a bit nervous but got adjusted after a while. I learned a lot of things from her while shooting for this film.
Q) Tell us about the director KV Sateesh ?
Sateesh thoroughly studied all the aspects required for a horror drama and directed this film. He did a good job and showcased all the elements effectively.
Q) As an actor, whom do you consider as your role model ?
I am a great admirer of Raghuvaran from my childhood days and I also learned a lot of things by watching Prakash Raj’s acting. In the current generation, Pawan Kalyan is my inspiration.
Q) What are your upcoming projects ?
After Mantra-2, I am shooting for ‘Rajugari Gadhi’, which is being directed by Omkar. I want to entertain the audience with my roles and make a mark for myself in Tollywood.