'Radhika has put up with my beard'

Last Updated 16 January 2018, 19:02 IST

It has been a while since the first look of Yash-starrer, 'KGF', was unveiled but the actor's makeover in the film continues to be the talking point. The teaser gives an insight into the making of the film and the vigorous character played by Yash.The actor's long hair and unkempt beard has garnered a lot of eyeballs. It took more than a year for the actor to attain a natural look for his character in 'KGF'.

He dubs his latest venture as a hero-centric film and says that it is sure to keep people entertained.
In an interview with Nina C George, Yash talks about why 'KGF' is special for him.

What impressed you about 'KGF'?

I play a very challenging role. It is a powerful character and the story documents the journey of a man who revolts against a system. It takes a look at how he faces the toughest of situations with ease.

Your look in the film has attracted a lot of attention. Tell us about it...

I make sure that I work on sporting a new look in every film. My look with long hair and an overgrown beard suits the character. I experiment with my looks in every project because it will help people remember it better.

Were you able to relate to the character?

Yes. In fact, I tend to adopt a lot of things from every character that I have played so far and use them in my real life. I pick up the good in every character and take it with me.

What makes 'KGF' different?

It is an action-oriented film with lots of interesting action blocks. It will be a unique movie experience because we have worked on strengthening the technicalities and the treatment of every character is different. It is being made on a grand scale. It's more like a Hollywood film. The action sequences are realistic.

Did you have the freedom to make changes to your role?

My character and all elements in the scripts and screenplay are always discussed before the final take. But eventually, it is the director's vision that holds forth

Your character appears to be larger-than-life...

The small additions to the character have made a big difference. Change in body language, costumes and small modifications in the character traits has made this character special.

How do you balance your profession with your social work?

If there's a will, there's a way. We have rejuvenated and revived a lake and have supplied water to 250 villages across the State. I have a few more projects in the pipeline.

'KGF' will be your first release after your wedding. How has Radhika encouraged you in this project?

Radhika has put up with my beard and that is the biggest support (laughs).

(Published 16 January 2018, 12:06 IST)

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