Everything in life is connected to money today: Rohith
RJ-turned-actor talks to us about his upcoming film Buckaasuura, and the importance of money in the world today
RJ-turned-actor Rohith, who saw success with his debut Karva, is now gearing up for the release of his second film, Buckaasuura. The film directed by Navaneeth also has him stepping in as a co-producer.
With the makers announcing that the title stands for 'Hunger for Money', Rohith chuckles and says that he connects with it personally. "Everything in life is connected to money today," says the actor, referring to his personal journey of attempting to be an RJ, a politician and then an actor.
"Coming from a middle class background, I've seen the differential treatment given to those with and without money. I wanted to bring about a change to the system which is why I tried to enter politics. But I soon realised that politics was not a place for those without money," says Rohith, who contested the elections in 2013 unsuccessfully. But he’s not lost hope, and promises to give politics a second attempt if the opportunity arises.
In Buckaasuura, Rohith plays the role of a lawyer, and shares screen space with Ravichandran. "The role required a lot of preparation before I faced the camera. But I wasn’t nervous facing a senior actor like Ravichandran. My homework helped me to perform better," he says.
Rohith was overwhelmed when Yash promoted his film. "What's heartwarming is that Yash remembered how I had helped promote his films during my days as an RJ. Today, tables have turned with him coming forward to help out with the promotion of my film," he says.