Sudeep's nephew Sanchith Sanjeev set to face the camera soon
The budding actor, who did a two-year course at the New York Film Academy was trained in film-making, acting, and cinematography
The name Sanchith Sanjeev is familiar in the Kannada film industry. Over the past few years, this young talent’s name has been doing the rounds in the film fraternity. With seven years experience of working behind the scenes, doing short films, advertisement commercials, and being closely associated in the films made under Kichcha Production house — the latest being Ambi Ning Vayassaytho — he is now preparing to face the camera.
The budding actor, who did a two-year course at the New York Film Academy was trained in film-making, acting, and cinematography. Sanchith reveals to us that he will be temporarily camping in Mumbai between January and March, where he will be training in MMA fighting and fitness.
Meanwhile, the young talent, along with his uncle Sudeep, has set a launch target. “My training will start from January till March 2019. The project will go on the floors sometime in June and by the end of next year, I will hit the silver screen,” he asserts.
Having been acquainted with the nuances of cinema, he is pretty confident. “It is time I try something in front of the camera now. I will be getting trained with the person who coordinated the MMA fights for Sudeep’s film, Pailwaan. This is important in order to get my body in shape and get that flexibility. I want to be ready for everything the script demands,” he says.
Talking about his onscreen debut, Sanchith says, “I am not so keen in starring in regular commercial films that have big fights and a whole lot of songs. I want my character to decide the story and that is what I insist on, which is taking a bit of time.” He adds that factors like the current generation, time, taste of audience and what they need right now is on top of his mind while choosing the right script.
Ask Sanchith what kind of character he prefers to play in his first film, and he says, “It is not yet decided, but I want to appeal to today’s generation, an entertainer which will connect with the youth.”
Sanchith does admit that despite being in the industry for so many years, acting is completely new to him. However, he adds, “I am not saying this with arrogance. I know my job. I have done direction to editing, right till the end of the production phase. I was closely associated with various directors. I have done set work and costumes also. If I am trained in acting, I am sure to have an upper hand, and that is something that makes me comfortable. If there is anything else, I believe that will happen through experience,” he says.