Metrolife: Thaarak is excited about acting in ‘Moksha’

Actor Thaarak Ponnappa tried to prove his mettle on screen recently with a negative role in ‘Brihaspathi’. He is back as the protagonist in ‘6 To 6’, which released on Friday. Excited to be part of a good script, the young actor feels that there is a lot more to be done.In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, he shed light on ‘6 To 6’ and his journey so far.

Back on screen as the hero, how does it feel?

I am not concentrating on being the hero or the villain. All I am looking into is doing good characters and being a part of good stories.

Tell us about ‘6 To 6’.

My character goes to the town regularly by a bus. As the movie progresses, the bus breaks down, all the passengers get down and he eventually misses the bus. He starts walking through the woods and he meets a lot of people and many incidents happen that change his life. The story starts at 6 am and ends around 6 pm. 

Why are movies based on real-time becoming popular now?

Many filmmakers are trying this equation nowadays. I believe that a smaller timeframe with an incident or few of them can cause a bigger impact than showing years together. I feel that the audience connects better to real-time stories

What are the highlights of the movie?

The main attraction of the movie is that it is shot in a 12-hour timeline. There are very few characters in the movie but they are bound to leave a great impact.  

Any interesting experiences that happened on the sets of ‘6 To 6’?

My best friend Sachin Kademada and I are acting in the movie. We were shooting the climax fight and there was no fight master, so we planned and practised the shots ourselves. When we tried the shots, I hit him a few times and he did get hurt too. It was a funny process but thankfully the shots came out well. Our director turned into a referee on the sets then.

From modelling to movies, how has your journey been?

I was always interested in acting. I took up modelling as I thought it would be a great stepping stone to enter the film industry. From facing the camera to boosting up my confidence, I believed that modelling would help me get a better insight into myself. 

Your next projects are...

I will next be seen in ‘Moksha’ which will not have an antagonist or protagonist but is a character-driven movie. I will be playing a cop in the movie but it doesn’t stop there. I feel that no one in Kannada films has tried such a role. 

I will also be seen in ‘KGF’. It was really exciting to shoot with a big star like Yash. The director Prashanth Neel and Yash kept asking me to relax and it was a great learning experience.

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