'I will be seen in the film with my favourite actor, Suriya'
...says Allu Sirish, as he talks about how he got a crucial role in the upcoming KV Anand directorial
A few days ago actor Allu Sirish announced on social media that he has signed two films -- the Telugu remake of the Malayalam film, American-Born Confused Desi (ABCD), and Suriya's next Tamil film with director KV Anand.
After Gouravam, it has taken Sirish five years to sign his second film in Tamil. Asked how he landed this role, Sirish says, "When director KV Anand was scouting for a young actor for a crucial role in this film, one of our common friends suggested my name. He then happened to watch Okka Kshanam and decided to cast me."
A self-confessed Suriya fan, Sirish is eager to start working on the film. "I’m excited to be a part of my first Rs 100 crore project. The film’s principal shooting will begin in July in London and will continue until November. I will join the team in September." Though he cannot reveal many details about his role yet, he says it is "an important character that will be seen along with my favourite actor, Suriya. I have a pair in the film, too."
The 30-year-old actor recently attended the Cannes Film Festival and made his red carpet debut. Expressing his disappointment over the lack of representation of South Indian cinema at the international level, Sirish says he hopes things will change soon. "I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on regional films, where we shared ideas about how to make films that would appeal to the global audience. I also watched many films, met many filmmakers, and learned a lot."