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Telugu Star Sundeep Kishan: 'I Would Like To Play A Role Like Rajkummar Rao's From Stree'

Telugu star Sundeep Kishan speaks to us about his upcoming project with Raj and DK, his life during the lockdown and more

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Telugu Star Sundeep Kishan: 'I Would Like To Play A Role Like Rajkummar Rao's From Stree'
Though Telugu star Sundeep Kishan has done films in Tamil and Hindi, he regards Telugu as his home ground. “I was born and brought up in Andhra. Telugu is my mother tongue. But I also speak Tamil fluently. At the beginning of my career as an actor, I did a Tamil, a Telugu and a Hindi  film. I think language is no longer a barrier to appreciating good cinema.”

Early in his career, Sundeep had done a Hindi film Shor In The  City directed by Raj & DK. The directorial duo is now designing a fresh Hindi launch for Sundeep. “Raj and DK are like family. I thought their Stree had such an interesting role for Rajkummar Rao. Not like a conventional hero but a relatable character. That’s the kind of role I’d like to play. Raj and DK are planning something completely out of the box for me in Hindi.”

In the meanwhile, Sundeep is pleased that most of his Tamil and Telugu films are dubbed into Hindi. “I was shooting in Kashmir and I was very surprised when the locals recognized me as the guy in Prasthanam, my first release which is now being remade into Hindi, or the guy in Maanaagaram. They had seen most of my Telugu and Tamil films dubbed into Hindi.”

Sundeep is also surprised by his swelling fan following. “I never thought of myself as particularly eligible when I was in college. But now even when guys come for selfies they say it’s for their sister or girlfriend. I am happy with the female attention. But for now I am very single.”

Sundeep also owns a restaurant in Hyderabad Vivah Bojnambu which offers what he calls the best food in Hyderabad.

“I expect nothing but the best from myself. I love to look beyond the expected,” says the affable actor from Next Enti, Tenali Ramakrishna BA BL.

Last year, Sundeep did his best to maintain a disciplined life indoors. “I was not eating more than I usually do. I was not stuffing myself just because I was home. But yeah, my sleep pattern went haywire. But that’s okay. Even otherwise when I am shooting, I don’t get regular hours of sleep. Between travelling and shooting, sleeping hours go for a toss anyway.”

Sundeep feels the same urge to restore his normal life as everyone else.  “We all need to go back to work. We all have unfinished business waiting to be taken care of. It’s a tricky situation, I know. Also, as human beings we cannot live the same life on repeat every day. We’ve to have something to look forward to. Somewhere we need to move on with our lives.”

Sundeep’s advice to his followers and fans? “Be patient for a while longer. Do not lose hope. We will win this war. It may take six weeks or six months. But we will.”

Image source: Instagram/sundeepkishan/rajkummar_rao
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