'I believe in myself'

'I believe in myself'

Actor Suraj Gowda is one of the most promising actors in Sandalwood’s young brigade. Suraj confesses that the only thing that he ever wanted to do is to become an actor. He recalls that it was a movie that he went to with his mother when he was barely seven years old that triggered the desire in him to become an actor. “I remember watching the hero make his entry and the audience instantly hooting, shouting and cheering. I was really overwhelmed by the response and for a second, I wanted to be that person on the screen,” says Suraj.

At a time when the sons and daughters of producers and directors are getting a good break in the Kannada film industry, the young actor points out that he had to really work his way up to getting a break. He proved his acting finesse with the role of a psychopath in ‘Kahi’ whose trailer hit the market recently. “After ‘Kahi’, I was offered a role under ‘Thogudeepa Productions’ where I play an interesting character. It is a romantic film but after I signed up for this, I have been getting offers non-stop,” says Suraj. His latest project has Darshan in the lead role.

Talking about his character in ‘Kahi’, he says that it was an emotionally taxing one. “There were very specific emotions that had to be portrayed in the character. I found that not only challenging but extremely interesting as well,” he reasons.
 
Suraj says his strength is that he is open to criticism and more than willing to learn.  “I don’t believe in reproducing or coping what already exists, I want to pull my experience together and deliver something original and new in all my films. I believe in myself,” he says.

He is also not the kind to get bogged down by failures and dwell on the past. “I believe one becomes stronger when one fails. Failures are a step ahead in one’s career. They strengthen you both mentally and emotionally,” says Suraj.

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