'Bryan Adams is like Sachin Tendulkar'

SUAVE SUNIEL

'Bryan Adams is like Sachin Tendulkar'

PASSING THROUGH: Suniel Shetty DH Photo by Manjunath M S

But when Suniel Shetty talks to you in person, you realise that the slow talk is not a mere show for films. He actually talks patiently and is all ears to everything you ask him.

In the City recently to speak about the upcoming show of Bryan Adams in February, the actor spoke to Metrolife on his passion for acting.

“I am so proud to be from Karnataka and it’s always a pleasure to come to Bangalore,” says the actor, who hails from Mangalore. “Though the traffic is bad, the City is still very beautiful. The 45-minute drive from the airport was extremely beautiful.”

A big fan of Bryan Adams himself, Suniel is looking forward to meeting the rockstar when he comes to the country next year. “My favourite Bryan Adams’ songs are Summer Of 69 and 18 Till I Die. I just enjoy his music. He is one artiste, whose music is easy to understand unlike the music of these days. I don’t even understand most of the songs my children listen to,” he laughs. “Getting Bryan for a show guarantees you success. It’s like having Sachin Tendulkar in your cricket team,” he quips.

“The proceeds from the concert will go towards my wife Mana’s Save The Children NGO,” he explains.

Speaking of his philanthropic deeds, he says, “I have always believed in social work as it gives you a tremendous personal satisfaction. I have worked with the Nana Nani Foundation in Mumbai.”

Moving on to what he does best – acting – Suniel will be seen on the big screen in the multi-starrer No Problem.

“I am so excited about it. It’s a good film made by a great director Anees Bazmee. It provides pure entertainment,” he smiles. After delivering negative performances in hits like Dhadkan and Main Hoon Na, Suniel will be playing a negative role once again in No Problem.

But this character has shades of grey with a comic twist. “I just hope that I am lucky for the third time,” he wishes.

Suniel will soon be seen in Thank You as well. “I am also working in J P Dutta’s next film and Priyadarshan’s upcoming film.”

Has he ever thought of acting in Kannada films? “I have been getting offers but I have had no time. And I need to brush up on my Kannada skills too,” he says honestly.

But there is one territory that he wouldn’t be stepping into for a long time to come — production!

“I did produce a few films for a little time. However, I realised that production is not my cup of tea. It’s too hectic so I am taking a long sabbatical from it,” he opines.

“I have a few years left in me, I might as well give acting my best,” he signs off.

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