Hyderabad: Well-known director Teja is all set to launch actor Rajat Bedi, who is now making a comeback to star in ‘Ahimsa’, a soon-to-be-released Telugu film as villain.
Teja, known for his films like ‘Nuvvu Nenu’, ‘Chitram’, ‘Jayam’, ‘Nijam’, and ‘Nene Raju Nene Manthri’, says, “The six-foot-plus Rajat Bedi, who debuted in Hrithik Roshan’s film ‘Koi…Mil Gaya’, went on to do nearly 50 films with all leading superstars such as Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Govinda, John Abraham, Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty and even Rajinikanth. Rajat has the body, mindset, attitude, face and the voice to make it big as a villain yet again.”
And now Rajat Bedi is debuting as the main villain in the Telugu film ‘Ahimsa’, which also marks the debut of Rana Daggubati’s younger brother Abhiram Daggubati and new face Geethika Tiwary. The film is a youth-oriented love story produced by Anandi Art Creations (P Kiran) and D Suresh Babu.
An ‘extremely fighting fit’ and ‘raring to go’ Rajat Bedi says, “Whenever a new actor or star emerges in Telugu films, the villain has always been given due importance and this time I feel great to bag the main villain’s role opposite Rana Daggubati’s younger brother Abhiram in a Teja sir’s directorial. The movie is being made by Anandi Art Creations (P Kiran) and D Suresh Babu. Teja sir believes in working with and is known to launch new talent who are superstars now!”
“It’s almost 20 years but people still remember me as the villain opposite Hrithik Roshan in Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’. I cannot reveal much about Abhiram’s dream debut but I can definitely say that I shall ensure that Abhiram’s fans hate me and yet adore, respect and remember me for being the villain in his debut film. I shall create history in Telugu films with a villain’s role that will stand out as one of the most powerful ever,” adds the actor.
Rajat Bedi also packs a punch with his powerful voice and dialogue delivery as seen/heard in this one from ‘International Khiladi’: “Agar aapne adam khor sher nahin dekha … khoon peene wala bhediya nahin dekha … toh isse dekhiye, isse (If you haven’t seen a ferocious lion … if you haven’t seen a blood drinking coyote … then look at him).”