Tharun's inspiration to write the Victory sequel was a troll post: Sharan
The actor gives us a disclaimer ahead of the film’s release
Ahead of the release of the Victory sequel on Friday, Sharan recalls how the original 2013 film turned out to be a game changer. Even though his 100th film Rambo was a blockbuster, Sharan shares that Victory was crucial in deciding whether he would continue as a hero. “Rambo was the first time I played a hero’s role. It was a test to see if I could continue doing such roles. I remember the pressure I was under when I did Victory. Now, with the sequel which is coming out after five years, I still feel the same as I did back then,” he says.
The actor believes inspiration can come from any corner, as he points out that the writer and creative head of Victory sequel, Tharun Sudhir, was inspired by a troll. “When the makers of Baahubali revealed why Kattappa killed Baahubali, this person questioned if the makers of Victory were still coming up with an answer to a certain character -- my chikkamma and Tabla Nani’s wife, who covers herself with her saree pallu throughout the film. Audiences were curious about this lady. This was Tharun’s inspiration to write the story. "
It’s rare for actors to have back-to-back sequels, and Sharan says it is a sheer coincidence. “Both Rambo and Victory have sequels, but nothing was planned.”
He gives us a disclaimer ahead of the film’s release: “It’s a total entertainer. But don’t go looking for logic. There is no social or moral issue. This is a continuation of part one and it begins where that film ended. This is a sequel where all the characters too remain the same.”
After the release of Victory sequel, Sharan will complete the shoot for Yoganand Muddanna’s upcoming project, tentatively titled Adhyaksha in America. “My priority at present is completing my work on Yoganand’s film, which has been long pending. I have a huge chunk to shoot, so this will be my focus. Meanwhile, there are a few projects that are in the discussion stage and we’re looking at how to take them forward,” he says.
Meanwhile, Sharan and director Suni (of Simple Agi Ondhu Love Story, Operation Alamelamma and Chamak fame) will be coming together for a film. “Suni and I have been in discussions. He has some interesting ideas, which he has been discussing with me. We will turn it into reality soon. I can officially talk about it once we have a bound script in hand,” he says.