He charmed us all with his looks and acting skills as a city-bred guy in 'Engeyum Epodhum', and now, after a year, Sharwanand teams up with ace director Cheran, in 'JK Ennum Nanbannin Vazhkai'. This actor, after being a part of the Telugu film industry for almost a decade, has now stepped into K'Town to be a part of good and unique scripts. He is reluctant to act in commercial masala films for the sake of stardom alone, and this is the only principle Sharwanand keeps in mind when it comes to selection of scripts. Cheran's 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vazhkai', impressed him when he heard the script and he did not bother to sign any other film in the interim.
Sharwanand is confident of the outcome of the film and how his character will turn out. He plays the lead role in this flick and Nithya Menen is paired opposite him. “Cheran's filmmaking style is completely unique and different, and whatever he does is to be appreciated and learnt. I am playing the role of JK, a boy-next-door type of role which the average viewer could relate to easily. JK is different, but he seems present amongst us all,"says Sharwanand, who promises a light, subtle and emotional film that should go down well with audiences. When asked about his co-star, Nithya Menen, who was last seen in 'Veppam', he says, “I have never seen as dynamic, bold and straightforward a person as her in my life. She is one person who has a clear vision about her life and also is a fabulous performer."
The actor now considers Cheran more like an elder brother, somebody he can call on for advice before taking any major decision in his life. “We are now more like family, and I believe that he too considers me as his brother. He would patiently sit beside me during dubbing sessions for more than 10 days, and helped me learn the Tamil accent as this was the first time I was dubbing in Kollywood," he recounts. “He taught me the nuances of acting."
He prefers to be in K'Town for a few more years as he considers it to be an industry where there are filmmakers with unique scripts.
Also, Sharwanand is clear that his cup of tea is acting; he is keen to sign films that have a good script irrespective of the language. “From childhood, my passion was to be an actor. I understood my purpose at a very young age, and from then onwards, I wanted to be a part of good cinema. The working style in K'Town is good and technicians give their best. I may shift to Chennai for a few years very soon," he says.
Sharwanand is not too perturbed by the box office failure of 'Satya-2', the Telugu flick directed by Ram Gopal Varma. “I don't believe in success or failure, because at the end of because at the end of the day, I was out there lifting my collar up, saying that I had worked with the legendary director RGV. I believe that every thing is a learning opportunity."