Now the entertainment industry limping back to life after a brief closure, film actors are now slowly resuming work in bits and pieces. Actor Sudheer Babu wrapped up the dubbing for his upcoming movie Sridevi Soda Center. “I really missed being busy. And now it’s a sigh of relief after everything opens up after a deadly bout of destruction. Whatever had happened was too much for me to take it and digest. The pandemic has been hard on me. Though I’ve had a great time with my family, I really missed the film sets. Because making a film isn’t possible with one individual. It’s totally interdependent, I need a light boy working for my film. And he needs me working, we both need a filmmaker, a theatre owner to run the show for audiences. I would be lying if I say that I was not bothered by what’s happening around the world and within the film industry. Covid has become a part of daily life now and maybe that’s the best way to understand and deal with it,” shares the actor.
The actor was among those who reached out to the patients rendering financial and mental strength during the pandemic. “In the middle of all the chaos, if I feel that it’s kind of a privilege, we can share somebody’s pain by two means — it could be mental support or financial support. Within my limits, I could do both, and I will continue doing it. Fastening the vaccination drive should slightly bring down the worry. As a nation we have been lackadaisical in procuring vaccines. And the vaccine hesitancy is another big concern even if it exists in little numbers. Those who get the jab are strong answers to the misguided one’s,” he says.
Throwing some light on his character Suribabu and his next flick, the actor doesn’t consider Suribabu as a deglam character. “In fact, I don’t think I’ve monotonous image either. I am flexible and my audiences understand it well. I don’t see Vijay from ‘Sammohanam’ and fiery and meticulous cop Aditya from ‘V’ becoming friends in real life. That’s how different they are from each other. I received equally good responses for the two characters. Ya I might surprise my fans with my performance but I don’t think my selection of characters would surprise anybody anymore,” he replied.
And what’s the reason for him to trust director Karuna Kumar, someone who has experience of making one film. Sudheer Babu says, “I believe in expertise over experience. Karuna Kumar has got very strong ideology and it is reflected in his writing, ‘Palasa 1978’ was an example. Sridevi Soda Centre is an enthralling script that I was excited to tell my audiences.”
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