'Kannada film industry has huge budgets'

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'Kannada film industry has huge budgets'

One can easily identify actor Arya with the characters that he has played so far. Whether in ‘Siva Manasula Sakthi’, ‘Boss Engira Bhaskaran’ or ‘Urumi’, Arya has left his mark on everything that he has laid his hands on.

After having carved a niche for himself in the Tamil and Telugu language industries, Arya will make his debut in the Kannada film industry with ‘Rajaratha’ where he will play a character called Vishwa.
In an interview with Nina C George, Arya talks about his foray into the Kannada film industry and more.

What made you accept ‘Rajaratha’?
I had watched ‘RangiTaranga’ and found it to be very different. So when Anup approached me
with the script of ‘Rajaratha’, I accepted almost instantly.

Are you excited about working with a new team?
You can easily tell the difference when you are working with a non-film team. People who are still fresh to the film industry have a different approach to shooting and conceive the scenes in an interesting format. It’s nice to watch how swiftly they adapt to the process of filmmaking.

The first thought that you had after watching ‘RangiTaranga’?
People say that Kannada film industry is small but I don’t agree. Now working on ‘Rajaratha’
has confirmed my belief that the Kannada film industry is no less than other language industries.

The budgets are huge here and even the equipment used is highly advanced.

What is your criteria for signing a project?
I agree to a project only when the combination of the script, director and actors works for me.

Ever thought of getting into direction?
Direction is a tedious process and calls for a lot of hard work and discipline. I still have a long way to go.

Current projects?
I am working on two Tamil films - ‘Santhana Devan’ and ‘Sangamithra’. While ‘Sangamithra’ is village drama, ‘Santhana Devan’ is a pure fantasy film.

What is the one thing that you can’t travel without?
My friends. If I am out to have a good time then I have to travel with my friends.

We hear you are a fitness freak...
I feel a day is wasted when I don’t work out. I jog or cycle even when I am on holiday.

Your thoughts on Bengaluru?
Anybody coming from Chennai will find the weather in the city to be good. But I hate the traffic in Bengaluru.

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