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Old Monk: Kannada actor Sujay Shastry shares deets of his character in the upcoming rom-com

The actor will play a character inspired from Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh in the movie

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Sep 05, 2021
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Still of Sujay Shastry

The official trailer of MG Srinivas’ Old Monk is currently riding waves on social media, and it promises a lot of entertainment in the offing. Sujay Shastry is portraying a crucial role in the movie, which is said to have been inspired by Hindi actor Ranveer Singh.

Ranveer Singh’s style of dressing, accessorising and his livewire energy, both on and off screen, were incorporated into the character of Sujay Shastry, in Old Monk.

According to a ETimes Kannada report, the actor mentioned that MG Srinivas is an ardent fan of the Bollywood actor. He had put a lot of thought while trying to model Shastry’s character for the upcoming rom-com. When the latter experimented with several characteristic styles on Shastry, the idea of infusing Ranveer Singh into his role clicked. “I have worn all his lehengas in the film, without compromising on anything because you just can't negotiate with Srini in such matters,” Sujay Shastry shared jovially.

Sujay Shastry and MG Srinivas go way back, in movies like Srinivasa Kalyana and Birbal. The upcoming Old Monk marks the third time collaboration of the duo.

The trailer guarantees a fun-filled ride with ample entertainment and comedy in the film that features S. Narayan, Aditi Prabhudeva and Sihikahi Chandru among others in pivotal roles. The MG Srinivas-starrer is also helmed by him and is bankrolled by Pradeep Sharma. Saurabh Vaibhav has composed the music for the upcoming rom-com.

Sujay Shastry is known for his performances in movies like Gubbi Mele Brahmastra and Bell Bottom among others. He is someone who has carved a niche for himself as a comedian in Sandalwood in a short span of time.

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