Everything happens on time in South: Suniel Shetty

From Mosagallu to Ghani, the Bollywood icon is quite excited to be a part of projects in the Telugu film industry

By   |  Published: 19th Mar 2021  5:32 pm

Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has a crucial role in Manchu Vishnu’s Mosagallu that released on March 19. Though Shetty found it difficult to speak Telugu, he says the language is easy to understand. The 59-year-old actor, who looks extremely fit and doesn’t seem to be aging at all, gets talking about his workout routine and sharing fitness secrets with his co-star Vishnu.

Here are some excerpts:

What excited you to do Mosagallu?

It is always the script and the director. It is an exciting subject, it’s a Hollywood perspective. Jeffrey Chan has directed the film. It is a different way of looking at cinema and the way they presented it. Two siblings end up conning the corporate giants is exciting. My role wants them to be tried here. But they do it so smartly without getting caught by the system. True stories work these days and audiences like them. Lots of fun and very exciting.

Did you face any difficulty with the Telugu language?

I think Telugu is not difficult to understand but difficult to speak. The pauses, meaning of every word are tough. But with a good team, it is manageable with prompting. The movie was primarily shot in English and then in Telugu. We also did the Hindi version. It is tough switching between different versions. But I did my best.

What is your secret? You do not look old.

I am conscious of what I eat. I need to play my age and at the same time, I need to look fit. So, I am extremely conscious about what I eat. Also, do my yoga and workout on time.

Any memorable moments during Mosagallu shoot?

Lovely working with the team. The beauty of the South industry is everything happens on time. Eat on time, pack-up on time and doing rehearsals. The minute I land in Hyderabad, I feel good about it. I never worked with Vishnu, Kajal, and the director Jeffrey. They look at a film differently and this film was shot differently. They thrive on our experience, we thrive on their creativity. We jump angles but they do not. They go as per the scene.

Did you share any fitness secrets with Vishnu?

They are the new generation. They know better. I am from old school. We had a lot of action together. Every action has a reaction. Timing is necessary when you do the action or you may end up injuring yourself. But that did not happen and that is brilliant.

Tell us about Ghani.

Ghani is exciting and Varun Tej is brilliant. A new director again. I have to look lean in the film and I am very excited.


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