Although actor Srikanth started his career with negative roles, he has also played lead and character roles. Given the immense competition these days, the actor says he is trying to do different kinds of films and has now chosen a horror comedy.
“I never attempted this genre, so I want to give it a try. The film started long ago, but due to differences between the producer and director, it stalled. They are my friends and I tried to intervene, but couldn’t solve the problem. Then we decided to rope in a senior director to complete the project,” reveals Srikanth, without divulging the director’s name.
The actor admits that he has turned down several character and negative roles being offered to him.
“After Yudham Sharanam, I was approached for many negative roles, but I didn’t accept. Instead, I am doing three films with three different subjects, and want to continue with this flow,” he says, adding that he believes in destiny. “The good thing is that I didn’t fall into any image, so I am happy with my career. If anyone comes up with good roles, I do them, otherwise I sit at home and am not worried about my career,” says Srikanth.
What advice does he have for youngsters who go into depression because they don’t have films in hand? “I meet many young actors and always ask them to stand stubbornly when failure comes. I also tell them to save something for the future,” he says.
Interestingly, Srikanth’s elder son Roshan was introduced as the lead actor with Nirmala Convent, but the film failed. “Yes, it was too early to introduce him, but we wanted to try out his screen presence. We did that film because of Nagarjuna garu,” says Srikanth, adding that his son is presently doing an Acting Diploma course in Los Angeles.
His younger son is also doing a film. “He is nine-years-old and got anopportunity to work with Prabhudheva. It’s a trilingual film,” he says.
The actor’s next film is Operation 2019 which has a political backdrop. “Although we did not target any political party or politician, the film has many scenes that happened recently in our country,” he says....