There is a weird rumour doing the rounds in the Telugu film industry. Apparently Sundeep Kishan is all set to star in a bio-pic on the failed star Uday Kiran. Uday had a string of successes in the early 2000s .Thereafter his career went downhill. More than all of this, Uday Kiran is known for his broken engagement with mega-star Chiranjeevi’s daughter.
However Sundeep says there is no truth to this rumour. “I don’t know where or how it started . But I am not doing any such film. In fact I am not doing any biopic on any person living or dead at all.”
Further investigation reveals that there is a producer in Tollywood going around offering this project to every star, major or minor. Apparently, he even had the audacity to offer it to Chiranjeevi’s son Ramcharan Teja.
Though Sundeep has done films in Tamil and Hindi, he regards Telugu as his home ground. “I was born and brought up in Andhra. Telugu is my mother tongue. But I also speak Tamil fluently. At the beginning of my career as an actor I did a Tamil, a Telugu and a Hindi film. I think language is no longer a barrier to appreciating good cinema.”
Early in his career Sundeep had done a Hindi film Shor In The City directed by Raj & DK. The directorial duo is now designing a fresh Hindi launch for Sundeep. “Raj and DK are like family. I thought their Stree had such an interesting role for Rajkummar Rao. Not like a conventional hero but a relatable character. That’s the kind of role I’d like to play . Raj and DK are planning something completely out of the box for me in Hindi.”
In the meanwhile Sundeep is pleased that most of his Tamil and Telugu films are dubbed into Hindi. “I was shooting in Kashmir and I was very surprised when the locals recognized me as the guy in Prasthanam , my first release which is now being remade into Hindi, or the guy in Maanaagaram. They had seen most of my Telugu and Tamil films dubbed into Hindi.”
Sundeep is also surprised by his swelling fan following. “I never thought of myself as particularly eligible when I was in college. But now even when guys come for selfies they say it’s for their sister or girlfriend. I am happy with the female attention. But for now I am very single.”