Veerappan: I am completely opposite to the bandit, says Sandeep Bharadwaj
Sandeep Bharadwaj, who looks menacing and scary as Veerappan in RGV’s film, says he is completely opposite to the dangerous bandit.
“When I saw the trailer for the first time, I was shocked, how could I look so scary? because I’m completely opposite to Veerappan. I talk to very few people and interact very less and am an introvert. And he can commit a crime anytime and anyhow. So it was a tough situation,” said Sandeep Bharadwaj in an interview to IANS.
Actor Sandeep Bharadwaj hopes that this film creates a similar boost to his career as Varma’s another film Satya had done for actor Manoj Bajpayee.
“What Satya did for Manoj Bajpayee, I have similar hopes that this film will do a lot for my career… I’m a big fan of Ramu sir’s film Satya, Manoj Bajpayee was there and it was not his first film. But despite that, whenever there is a talk about his films, Satya is at the top of the list. So even I have got a lot of inspiration that it is my first film and it is with RGV sir,” Bharadwaj said.
About Veerappan as compared to Satya, he said, “Just like Satya film, I consider this film of a great level and I really liked doing this film. A lifetime thank you to RGV sir.”
Bharadwaj is a graduate from the National School of Drama and will be seen playing famous dacoit Veerappan from South India in the film. He has already acted in the Kannada version of the film, Killing Veerappan.
Regarding the experience of working with Varma, he said, “It was an outstanding experience. There are very few people like RGV sir, an extremely crystal mind, crystal thought and is very clear and sharp about everything.”
“I don’t think anyone else can brief actors so well, that if they have done 80 percent homework, it directly doubles with his brief. Working with him is a dream for every actor but for me, this is more than a dream,” he added.
Veerappan also stars Sachiin Joshi, Usha Jadhav and Lisa Ray.