'It's the character that matters'

Last Updated 17 September 2012, 14:16 IST

Actor Yash is one of those few heroes in the Kannada film industry, who has made his presence felt through his performances and not controversies. Though he has been involved in one or two issues here and there, he has managed to get out of them without much hue and cry.

 For him, all of this is a part and parcel of the career.However, when it comes to work, Yash gives it his all. Which is why he consciously takes up only one project at a time.
After the success of Kirataka, the actor is now playing the Mandya huduga in the much awaited Yograj Bhat movie ‘Drama’.

Working with ‘Bhatru’ (as he fondly calls the director) has been an amazing experience for the actor. “The shooting of ‘Drama’ has been a special journey for me. Especially working with someone like Yogaraj Bhat. He is a brilliant director and technician and I also saw the actor inside him.

I always believe that every director has a hidden actor inside him or her and that’s the vision he or she showcases on screen. The amount of knowledge ‘Bhatru’ has on film-making is brilliant and working with him has enabled me to learn so much more,” he adds.

The character, Yash says, is very close to the one he played in Kirataka. “At the same time, this particular character is very unpredictable. You never know how he would react to a particular incident,” he states. The movie is also special because after Moggina Manasu Yash will be seen opposite Radhika Pandit in the film. “Both of us debuted with that film and we can see how much we have changed and grown since then,” Yash says.

Soon, Yash will also be seen in Pawan Wodeyar’s Googly. Working with a young director like Pawan, is something Yash is excited about. Not only is he amazed with his skills but also the vision that the director has for the movie.

“I play a character who is extremely intelligent but at the same time he doesn’t care about anything in this world. This will be a different movie and I will be donning a new look,” he adds.

Having been a part of mainstream commercial cinema all these years one wonders if Yash is open to experimenting with offbeat or small budget movies?

“I have never been the type who looks at the budget of the movie and then decides. For me, it’s the character that matters. If I can relate to the vision of the director and the characterisation is good enough, one can count me in,” he signs off.

(Published 17 September 2012, 14:16 IST)

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