For any actor, just one film is enough to prove talent. Other films will automatically follow. This rule has been proved in the case of character actor Chakrapani Ananda. After a 30-year-break, he made a comeback with the critically acclaimed film Mallesham, in which he plays Priyadarshi’s father.
His performance won accolades, and now, it’s raining offers.
“I never imagined that I would get so many offers after Mallesham,” says Chakrapani, adding, “I signed nearly 12 films and I am working with versatile directors like Kranthi Madhav, Sekhar Kammula, Indraganti, Venu Udugula and others.”
The actor will be seen in World Famous Lover as Vijay Deverakonda’s father. He has also been roped in for a good role in the Pawan Kalyan-starrer directed by Venu Sriram. “My journey was a struggle in the initial days”, reminisces Chakrapani. “I tried many things, but I wasn’t able to get a chance. Now, after Mallesham, everyone has been giving me good roles.”
Chakrapani says that he is a natural actor. “I never use glycerine in emotional scenes, but tears come naturally to me.” He recalls a particular scene in Mallesham. “It’s a scene where I need to shed tears. The director asked me to use glycerine, but I refused. That scene took about seven takes, and in all of them, I was able to shed tears naturally,” says Chakrapani.
He says he is lucky to be working with both senior and young directors. “There is a dearth of characters actors here and people are searching for talent,” he adds.