Actor Chetan who started with a television series under veteran K.Balachander’s direction has come a long way and completed 50 films in all south languages. The actor speaks to DC as how he yearns to act in comedy roles, as his comic timing is good although he gets only serious characters.
He says, “I got on to the big screen when late filmmaker-cinematographer Jeeva sir gave me a break with Dhaam Dhoom. During the shoot, he would often tell me that my timing sense in dialogues and expressions give a clear impression that humorous roles will work out a lot for me. Immediately, I asked him why he did not give me such roles and instead gave me a grim one. He said that it was the impact that mega soap thriller Marma Desam had created. Such was the effect that it eventually projected me as a serious person for years. Personally, I am a person with a sense of humour, but none would believe it even if I confess.”
He adds, “One of the films that made me proud as an actor was Revelations in 2016, screened in many festivals across Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune, winning me huge praise. The other filmmaker who recognised the sense of humour in me was director CS Amudhan, who cast me in Tamizh Padam 2 and I am part of his yet to release Rendavadhu Padam as well. I want to perform all kinds of roles including positive, negative and comedy. I do not want to be typecast in a particular role. Nasser sir happens to be a huge inspiration as he is capable of showcasing his versatility in any roles he performs and I want to follow his footprints.”
Speaking about his wife Devadarshini and daughter Niyati, Chetan says, “My wife has acted continuously in many Tamil and Telugu movies and my daughter had recently made her debut through 96. As she is pursuing her 10th grade, she has to focus more on her studies and we have decided not to add to her acting career as of now. We are leading a life of cinema as family and family as cinema.”
Chetan is currently working on 5 projects that includes sharing screen space with Bharathiraja and Sasikumar in Kennedy Club, directed by Susienthiran and a couple of films produced by CV Kumar....