Manoranjan stays off glamour, trusts story instead
The star kid, who is treading his own path, says his confidence level is up after watching his perforamnce in Saheba
Cinema runs in Manoranjan’s blood. Quite literally so, having been born in a film family. The actor intends be the face of good cinema in the industry and is looking forward to the job. His debut movie Saheba proves that the actor is not seeking validation by doing the kind of cinema his father Ravichandran does. He is treading his own path.
The star kid who is still learning the ropes of PR mechanisms has gone all out at every chance he gets to talk about his upcoming film, Saheba, which releases this week.
CE speaks to Manoranjan, who shared with us his experience of working on the film directed by Bharath. “I am more on the honest side. I am yet to learn how to promote a film,” says Manoranjan, adding, “Irrespective of the delay, I thoroughly enjoyed working on Saheba. I received flak from people for the movie not releasing on time. But I can only say ‘Sorry’. I understand the reaction, because initially I planned one with Ranadheera, which didn’t take off and Saheba got pushed. But all said and done, I will not disappoint them,” he says.
The actor says that he is keen to explore his different sides through characters. “Saheba will show the soft side of me, followed by VIP (Vritti Illada Padavidara) directed by Nanda Kishore where I have a mass role. My third outing, which is yet-to-be-titled, will be about a rockstar, and the story deals with father and son relationship. I might go for a complete rom-com as my fourth project. This is the right time to experiment with characters without getting stuck in a box. It also gives me an opportunity to be a different person and I would want try it at least for the next ten films,” he says.
Despite being a star kid, the first film is always a challenge. “With me being Ravichandran’s son, the audience definitely expect me to make them go crazy with romance, have a beautiful heroine, kiss, and have a lot of girls around me. But I didn’t chose to go that way. In contrast, my debut completely runs on the storyline. There are no punch dialogues and no build ups. I just trust the story and intentionally wanted to play a soft character. Probably that’s the risk I have taken and I am loving it. In fact, my confidence level is one up after watching the film,” he says.
Apparently, the debutant has been receiving good feedback from the audience. “All those I interact with say that I don’t come across as a newcomer, which of course is a good sign,” says Manoranjan, who is enjoying the rising fanship. “Right now, it is all those fans who have followed my father and they are more than happy to support me. Eventually, I should build my own,” he adds.
Signing off, Manoranjan says, “Saheba is closest to my heart and I hope people will like it. Of course I am open to criticism too.”