Ranked as one of the finest actors of his generation, Adivi Sesh, who will soon be seen in upcoming film Evaru, has repeatedly proven that he is a real crowd-puller. Be it Kshanam, Ami Tumi or Goodachari, he has always come up with interesting subjects and made successful films.
“I didn’t find very good scripts, and ended up writing the scripts of Kshanam and Goodachari myself,” reveals the actor. Clearly, that strategy paid off richly as Adivi shares, “Because of the consecutive successes of my earlier three films, I am now being considered as a lead actor for Evaru.” The actor also states that he likes to be involved in different aspects of filmmaking after writing the script. “If I have provided the story for my film, I want to look into editing and other things too,” he clarifies.
Labelling Evaru as a gripping thriller, he elaborates, “It’s not a socially relevant film or one that carries a message, but it is layered. A crime occurs and the whodunit is narrated in a fabulous and intriguing way.” Apparently, the controversial Two States is finally not happening. “There were too many disagreements. The producer wanted to make a film with me while Rajasekhar’s daughter Shivatmika was going to be the female lead. The rest, I will leave to your interpretation,” he says cryptically, hinting at differences with the director. The actor seems very excited about his debut Hindi film, Major, which is based on the life of Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the Indian Army officer who was killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. “It will be made in four languages, and I never expected that my Hindi debut would be this mammoth,” says Sesh. “I was living in the US when the 2008 attacks happened but Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s story continued to haunt me for long after. Now that I have enough maturity to write a story on him
, I met his parents. Based on my inputs and their information, it has turned out to be an inspirational story,” says Sesh, adding that it is a biopic. “We have added a cinematic angle to make the narration more interesting,” he reveals.
Not surprisingly, the young actor has a growing female fan following. “Yes, it’s true. But I try not to take it seriously, because looks fade and only work remains,” he says modestly as he narrates an incident that took place in Japan recently. “A group of 40 to 50 Japanese girls cut a cake on one of their birthdays and all of them not only wore costumes from my films but they also screened my film, Karma! They have also demanded the screening of Evaru in Tokyo on August 18,” he says, admitting that he is happy to have earned their admiration and praise.