Run is not a one-man show: Sundeep Kishan
on the eve of the release of Run, actor Sundeep Kishan sounds pretty confident about the film’s prospects. A remake of the Tamil-Malayalam blockbuster, Neram, the actor believes, Run, a ‘story-driven’ film, will give the audience plenty of food for thought besides edge-of-the-seat entertainment.
“When going through a good phase in life, you introduce yourself to the world, but in bad times, the world introduces itself to you, goes the adage. This is something the protagonist Sanju discovers in the film. A software engineer, his perfect life goes for a toss due to a quirk of fate. Sometime ago when I was going through a bad phase in my life, it was my director Anil Kanneganti who stood by me. So, when he narrated the script I instantly identified with the story. Everyone will connect with Sanju’s plight,” explains Sundeep, refusing to go into the details of his “bad phase.” “I’m done with it,” he quips.
Produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri, Kishore Garikipati and Ajay Sunkara under AK Entertainments banner, Run is releasing today. Unlike his last few films in which Sundeep played massy characters, the audiences will get to see a more understated performance from the actor.
“It’s a very underplayed character. I tried to infuse a lot of humour in the performance and it is a stark contrast from the roles I played in the recent past. I think, after Shor in the City, this film will showcase a hitherto unseen side of me. I’m sure people will see Sanju the character, and not Sundeep Kishan,” he says adding, “Every actor, whether it’s Anisha Ambrose, Bobby Simha, who’s making his debut in Tollywood with this film, or Mahat, has been given due prominence in the movie. It’s not a one-man show.”