Rahul Ramakrishna, who has portrayed the character of Shiva, the hero’s friend, in Arjun Reddy, is basking in the success of the movie. The happening sensation has interacted with us about the change Arjun Reddy has brought into his life.
Born and raised in Hyderabad, the level-headed Sainma short film actor, said: “Though the film has acquired a cult status and has landed me in immense popularity, the success has never bulldozed me to change the status-quo of my lifestyle.”
Recollecting his past, the 26-year-old says that his earlier job as a journalist was the most satisfying one for him, since it has given him the opportunity to become a “social observer” through “continuous learning”.
Ramakrishna’s dialogue delivery has become a major asset in the Arjun Reddy’s success. When asked whether his observations and learning processes helped him in essaying Shiva’s character most naturally, he says, “Not only my job as a journalist, but other responsibilities too encouraged me to roam around Telangana and AP, which further helped me in tasting the purity and usage of the dialects at ground levels.”
Elaborating further, he said, “Although my dialogues in Arjun Reddy were written, the reasons behind the originality in delivering them are my observations and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s hard work.”
What are the best compliments he has received for his acting? The theatre artist says with a surprised expression: “After watching the movie, my mom has found no actor in me and she said that it’s ‘as usual me’.”
Before coming into the limelight as an actor, Ramakrishna was also known as a lyricist and has penned songs in the National Award winning movie Pellichoopulu. When asked about his levels of satisfaction as an actor and a lyricist, he said: “Fortunately, all my jobs are great for me in terms of providing me the joy of success.”
The guy, who entertained with his boy-next-door act in Arjun Reddy, has interesting big projects in his kitty. He got roped in to play a Rayalaseema-based character in Mahesh Babu-Koratala Siva movie. He will also be seen in a film of VV Vinayak-Sai Dharam Tej combination. Interestingly, Rahul is once again going to team up with actor Vijay Deverakonda, which is directed by Parasuram.