Kshanam gave me confidence to experiment: Satyam Rajesh
Actor Satyam Rajesh, who has mostly played comic roles in his decade-long career, stunned everybody when he donned khaki and played a no-nonsense...
Actor Satyam Rajesh, who has mostly played comic roles in his decade-long career, stunned everybody when he donned khaki and played a no-nonsense character in the recently-released suspense drama 'Kshanam'.
“I’ve worked in about 350 films. Never did I imagine I could play such a character. In fact, nobody believed that I was capable of playing such a serious role. ‘Kshanam’ has changed all that for me and has given me the confidence to experiment,” Rajesh said.
When he was approached for the project, he assumed he was expected to play the hero’s friend. “When Sesh (writer) told me I have to play a cop, I wasn’t sure if he was serious, because I was mentally prepared to play the hero’s friend. But when I heard the story, I was so thrilled,” he said, adding that the makers had originally planned to approach actor Sampath Raj for the same role.
Since the release of 'Kshanam', Rajesh has been inundated with appreciation calls. “People who called me were surprised that I could play such a character. Some of them liked my performance so much that they told me the industry has finally found another talented character artiste,” he said, and added that a very popular producer has offered him villain’s role.