Vasishta Simha still hungover from Kaalachakra
The actor, known for his negative roles, plays a protagonist in his new film directed by Sumanth Kranti
Having consistently experimented with various roles, especially that of an antagonist, Vasishta Simha — known for his character-driven roles — has now taken a step further. He is now trying to pull off a lead character in his upcoming film Kaalachakra.
The film, directed by Sumanth Kranti, will feature the actor in two shades. While the first will be of a man in his mid 30s, the other will be 60-years-old. The film’s shoot has been completed in just 30 days, and the makers are very happy with how the film has shaped up. Vasishta says he is equally excited.
In a conversation with CE, he tells us how he went with his director’s convictions to play this role. “I have acted in four to five films, which feature me parallely with another actor, or I play the antagonist. In this film, I am going solo. More importantly, the film is a family drama that traces the journey of a husband, wife and their daughter,” he says.
The film revolves around a major incident that affects the lives of these three people. “How they counter it and shape their lives is told through the film. The screenplay, and the agony that the characters endure, as well as how they deal with these situations, are close to real life,” he says.
Vasishta’s first look in Kaalachakra was recently revealed, and it caught the attention of many. “The wig that was used to get the older look blends well with my hair, but took a lot of time to be set right. Plus, I had to put on prosthetic makeup to look like a 60-year-old. I wanted my look to be authentic,” he says.
The actor has no experience with marriage or children. “To portray a role that was new for me was difficult, and I have delievered. I have heard about actors getting a hangover with certain characters, and I've felt that with this role,” he says.