'I keep changing my looks for every film'

Stylish actor

'I keep changing my looks for every film'

Things are going well for Chiranjeevi Sarja. The young actor has just completed Ajit, a remake of Tamil film Paiyaa. And without taking much of a break, he has started work on his next project Chandralekha, directed by Om Prakash. He also has two other projects in the pipeline.

Chiru, as he is fondly called, still thinks there’s so much more he can do as an actor.
“I want to experiment with all kinds of roles while I am still around in the industry. Whether it’s comedy, romance, action or horror, I want to try them all. And I am fortunate that I’ve been getting to play roles that are not repetitive,” Chiru tells

Talking about Ajit, Chiru says that although it is a remake, the Kannada version has been tweaked to suit local tastes. “There are a lot of change from the original. We’ve worked around the main character and made him more lively than what he was in the original version. I am sure people here will love it,” he adds. Actress Sanjjanaa’s sister Nikki plays the female lead in Ajit.

The theme of love has been given a different twist. “I play a college-goer who falls in love with a girl at first sight. However, he doesn’t reveal his feelings to the girl until the end of the film. It’s a commercial film with loads of mind-blowing action sequences,” Chiru explains. He thinks that love at first sight is a debatable issue. “Love can happen to anyone, anytime. For some, it is instantaneous and others may find love late in life,” he reasons. 

In Chandralekha, Chiru will try his hand at comedy. “The story is about two friends, who decide to die but put off their decision to commit suicide by three days. There’s a lot of action that happens in these three days and the hero even falls in love. I am lucky to have worked with three directors. I learnt the importance of timing from comedian Sadu Kokila. He taught me that comedy must come naturally to any actor, else any expression would go haywire,” he notes. 

Chiru constantly experiments with his looks. “I keep changing my looks for every film. It helps stay in touch with the latest styles, “ he wraps up.

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