Actor Devaraj is playing a visually challenged and speech and hearing impaired person in '3 Gante 30 dina 30 seconds' that released today. Devaraj was a little apprehensive when he was first offered the role but the director's faith in him is what gave him the confidence to carry off the role.
The actor says portraying the emotions of a person with all these three disabilities was a challenge. "I was a little doubtful at first because I didn't know if I would be able to pull off such an important role. I have never played such a role before but the director was confident that I could do it well," says Devaraj. He recalls that he would keep checking with the director to see if his scenes came out well.
Devaraj says portraying the character was an emotionally draining affair. "It is tough to live the life of someone who has all three disabilities because everything that the person wants to communicate is only through touch. I had to work extra hard to perfect my body language. I had to be convincing. I must say that I wouldn't have been able to pull it off without the director's support," adds Devaraj.
Devaraj and actor Sudha Rani have come together for this film after a long gap. And Devaraj says acting with good old friends like Sudha always offers interesting experiences. "Sudha is one among the most sensible actors that we have today. She knows exactly what she has to deliver and this makes it easier for the co-stars as well," he adds.
Devaraj was known for his tough-cop roles and the many negative characters that he has played so far. But now he seems to be choosing roles that give him a chance to explore the actor in him. "I have essayed all kinds of roles. More than me choosing scripts, the scripts are choosing me now. The offers that are coming my way are all different from whatever I have played before. I am happy not doing the regular thing," says Devaraj.