Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar, who is debuting in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakta Charitra’ says even though the film is a perfect launch vehicle for him in Bollywood, he is not keen to go full throttle in B-town.
“I think ‘Rakta Charitra’ is a perfect film for me in Hindi cinema. But I am not looking at making a full-fledged career in Bollywood…I am not shifting my base here,” Suriya, who has acted in Tamil movies like ‘Kaakha Kaakha’ and ’Ghajini’, told.
The 34-year-old actor also ruled out quitting Southern films for Bollywood.
“I have never pushed myself for Hindi cinema. If I get to do different roles that excite me then I will surely love to do Hindi movies. But I will not stop doing films down South,” he said.
‘Rakta Charitra’, slated for an October release, is said to depict the life of the slain political leader Paritala Ravindra played by Vivek Oberoi, with Suriya enacting the role of Maddelacheruvu Suri and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha playing N T Rama Rao. Its made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil languages.
On working with RGV, Suriya said, “Ramu Sir and I have been friends for four-five years now. I loved his ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Sarkar’ When he narrated this script to me I could not say no. The character really excited me to go for the film. It is so very intense.”
He admitted that his Hindi is not upto the mark. “I have an assistant to help me with my Hindi dialogues.”
The two-part film is made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil with the entire cast being retained in all the versions.
“I thought I must be part of this project. Also, there will be a Tamil and Telugu version of the film. So I thought I would get a chance to simultaneously be on home ground and try something new,” Suriya added.