Sanchari Vijay, who won the national award for his sterling performance in Kannada film Naanu Avanalla Avalu, has played a different role in his latest film Krishna Tulasi that is scheduled for release on Friday (April 20) across the state.
“I have been waiting for a quite long time for this type of role. I play a visually-challenged person who works as a guide at a tourist spot near Shivamogga. It has been very tough for me to play the visually-challenged person role. I used to visit a home for visually-challenged people near Bengaluru to know their lifestyle and body language,’’ says Vijay.
Elaborating a little bit on the lead role, Vijay said that many people have helped him to play the lead role in this film. “Associate directors used to watch me while I am facing the camera. They used to find faults with my body language and acting as a blind person. There were occasions where I expressed my inability to act in this film but finally realized how the criticism has helped me to improve my acting,’’ explains Vijay.
Sukesh Nayak makes debut as an independent director in Sandalwood with Krishna Tulasi. “I have to thank Vijay for agreeing to act in my film. Though Vijay is a matured artiste and also a national award winner, I never faced any problem with him during the shooting. I am lucky to have such a versatile artiste for this film,’’ says Sukesh Nayak.