'I am still a struggler'

'I am still a struggler'

From television to the big screen, young actor Gurunandan says his journey has been a struggle — but it was worth it, when he saw his first movie Cyber Yugadol Nava Yuva Madhura Prema Kavya being screened to a full house.

The excited actor describes it as the perfect start to his filmi career.  “Watching the packed house enjoying the movie made me really happy because for me, as a newcomer, this is a crucial phase. I have been waiting for this day forever,” he says.

In the movie, he plays the role of a college boy in search of love. “I play a fun-loving guy, who wants to discover true love in today’s fast-paced life. He wants to prove to himself and to others that there is hope of finding true love even today,” he explains.

His experience working with the team was also memorable. “There have been a few tense moments. This one time, the scene required me to take off my shirt and jump off a rock face. That was a little freaky. I also fell down. And even the climax was tough for me as it was high on emotion and sentiment — but, it has been a great experience nonetheless,” he says.

Gurunandan always wanted to be an actor and says that he had no qualms about starting his career in serials. In fact, the characters he played in Muktha Muktha and Lakumi made him a familiar face in the television industry as well. He left serials a year ago but the actor says that he would love to go back to them if offered an interesting role.

“A tele-series is like a daily newspaper and movies are like novels. I enjoy both the mediums tremendously. So as for me going back to soaps, it depends on the role offered to me. If it’s a prominent role, I would consider it,” he says. He adds that in terms of acting, working in serials and movies is mostly the same.

“That was on a small screen and this one will see me on a bigger screen,” he says.  After portraying a lover boy character, Gurunandan wants to explore other genres as well.  “I don’t want to be typecast as a romantic hero. I am still a struggler and have a long way to go,” he signs off.

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