The actor plays Vijay’s brother in Vamshi Paidipally’s Varisu a.k.a Vaarasudu
Last Updated: 10.05 AM, Jan 04, 2023
Much before Srikanth turned a male lead, he was popular for his appearances in negative roles. After making a mark in his dramas and family entertainers, the veteran now has the liberty to experiment in a wide variety of roles without succumbing to the image-trap. Post Akhanda, Srikanth has been conscious about choosing his next. Vijay’s Varisu/Vaarasudu marks his foray into Tamil cinema.
In a chat with media, Srikanth expressed his happiness about entering a new industry with a film alongside Vijay. The actor maintains it’s a crucial, emotional role as a brother to the star and one where he has screenspace throughout the narrative. “The film is like poetry on the big screen. The visuals have come out very well. Despite being a Tamil film, the story is universal,” he said.
The presence of Sarathkumar, Sangeetha, Prabhu, Jayasudha will ensure that the film has many faces who’re popular in multiple languages, Srikanth added. “It has been a while since Vijay has acted in a family entertainer. Vijay barely speaks on sets or uses a caravan, and is present on the location till the director says ‘packup’. Vamshi Paidipally has done a fabulous job,” he stated.
It’s important to not treat Vaarasudu as competition to other Telugu releases for Sankranthi, Srikanth felt. “Our films are ruling the roost across other languages. It’s a festival that can accommodate multiple releases and Vaarasudu is an ideal entertainer for audiences. The story revolves around the many conflicts that may arise between brothers.”
He’s all praise for Vamshi Paidipally’s clarity as a director and Thaman’s ability to churn out one blockbuster after the other. Moreover, this is his first under Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Creations and shared the film gave him an opportunity to play a unique character post Akhanda. He has another biggie, RC15, directed by Shankar, slated for a release later this year.