The actor holds forth on his next release, Raja Vikramarka, in which he plays the role of ACP Govind
Actor Sudhakar Komakula, who shot to fame with Life is Beautiful, is back in action with a flurry of films. While his first release this year was Ravi Teja's blockbuster Krack where he played a constable, he turns ACP Govind in this week's release Raja Vikramarka, an action-comedy directed by debutant Sri Saripalli. The director of Raja Vikramarka had also worked as a chief associate for Sudhakar's earlier release, Nuvvu Thopu Raa. Incidentally, Raja Vikramarka's release date will also coincide with the actor's birthday.
"I play a crucial role in Raja Vikramarka, ACP Govind, who's a chief security officer to the Home Minister. I've mostly played happy-go-lucky roles to date. ACP Govind is a welcome departure from such outings and I essay a very stubborn, serious cop who strictly means business. The role has several shades to it and I'm happy with the response I've got for my looks to date. It's wonderful to have shared screen space with a budding talent like Kartikeya. The film has an ensemble cast and audiences are sure to enjoy the combination sequences featuring various actors," he says.
The film has been in the making for over two years owing to the pandemic and maintaining his physique all this while was nothing short of a challenge for Sudhakar. Opening up about the director, he shares, "Sri was an aggressive man before (when he was an associate for Nuvvu Thopu Raa). He has considerably calmed down now and has extracted wonderful performances from his team. He's been a workaholic then and now - this is a trait that hasn't at all changed about him. He has taken considerable care in designing my look and costumes for the film."
His next as a lead is Narayana and Co, where he plays a middle-class youngster while he's also shooting for GD(Gundello Dammunte), a story that unfolds over a single night in which he's cast in the role of a frustrated army-aspirant. He has also okayed another film recently. "I am more hungry than ever before to take up many films. Young directors are coming to me with interesting scripts. I've also started a production house titled Sukhi Media, where I plan to produce unique small-budget films. I've also done a single recently alongside Ananya (from 30 Weds 21) which should release soon," he signs off.
Raja Vikramarka, produced by 88 Rama Reddy, stars Kartikeya Gummakonda, Tanya Ravichandran, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani, Pasupathy, Harsha Vardhan, Sudhakar Komakula, Surya, Gemini Suresh and Jabardhasth Naveen.