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'I am out to prove myself at a place, where I failed'

...says actor Rajavardan, who talks about his 10-year cinema journey, and how things are turning favourable for him in 2023

Published: 25th January 2023


Rajavardan's 2023 has begun with the dubbing work of his next film, Hiranya, directed by Prawin Avyukth. Meanwhile, he also awaits the release of Pranayam, directed by Dattatreya, and is ready to resume shooting for Sunil Kumar's Gajarama later this month.

 "I made my debut with a historical film like Bichchugathi. Pranayam is completely in contrast to that and is a romantic drama. Hiranya, on the other hand, has me playing a rowdy for the first time, and in Gajarama I play a boy-next-door role," shares Rajavardan.

He feels that it took filmmakers time to see him fit in other roles post-Bichchugathi and he has finally outgrown that image.  Notably,  Rajavardan is in discussion with a couple of more directors and will be making an official announcement about these projects soon.

The actor completes a decade in cinema this month, and shares that it was a journey filled with ups and downs. "Despite being the son of veteran comedian Dingri Nagaraj, I fought hard to make that first step.  It was not an easy climb. In the process, I also realised the difference between being the son of a star and the son of a comedian," he says.

Being a fine arts student, Rajavardan trained for his debut as an actor. "I started preparing for cinema in 2013. I got trained in dance and acting. I also took stunt training under Pani Puri Kitty.  Unfortunately, my first film, which was announced in 2014 hit a roadblock, and I took time to come to terms with it. Finally, after 6 years, I debuted in 2020 with Bichchugathi," says Rajavardan, who feels cinema is an unpredictable journey. "I dreamt to reach the stars, but it took me time to understand the reality." Nevertheless,  an optimistic Rajavardan has not lost hope and is finally happy that things are turning favourable for him. "I am out to prove myself at a place, where I failed!" he signs off.

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