His movie buff parents who would take him to watch a movie every week without fail, made him develop an interest in films. The dream turned into passion soon for Santosh (who has now changed his name to Vicky) after his graduation in B.Com from Mysore University. His friends managed to get him introduced to ace director Yograj Bhat. Since then he has been working as an assistant director to Duniya Suri who rose to fame with Duniya, Jackie, Anna Bond and Kaddipudi.
While hunting for a new talent for his experimental suspense thriller Kendasampige, Suri finally offered the lead role to Santosh (Vicky), who was taken by surprise but accepted it right away. “It was really a dream come true for me. I have been working as his assistant along with few others. I knew that Suri sir was in search of new talent. Realising that I was very much aware of the subject and the requirements, he asked me whether I was interested in doing the lead role. How can I even refuse him? I accepted it right away and since I knew the demands of the script, I complete the work on time,” he says.
The aspiring director who turns hero says that he didn’t tell his family about his acting debut. And they come to know about it through the media. Apart from listening to music, his only other hobby is to learn everything about films. “I have been getting acting offers. But my motive is to direct a movie soon. I have worked on a few scripts, and hope to work on it along with few of my colleagues in Suri sir’s team,” he reveals.
Vicky makes his debut along with a newcomer who earlier worked as a RJ in Mangaluru. “I portray the character of an innocent person in Kendasampige. Even the heroine Manvitha Harish could grasp the dialogues quickly and it made it very easy for us.”
Apart from Suri, Vicky says he likes works of Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali from Bollywood. We wish him more luck in the days to come....