Chandan Achar plays hair stylist in Mangalavara Rajaadina
The Kirik Party actor and former Bigg Boss Kannada contestant talks about his debut role as a hero, and picking up the scissors for the film
Big days are ahead for Chandan Achar. The Kirik Party actor and former Bigg Boss Kannada contestant is back in the spotlight with his upcoming film, Mangalavara Rajaadina, in which he is playing a lead for the first time.
The story is about a hairdresser who follows in his father's footsteps of running the salon, while he nurtures the dream to style the hair of his favourite star. “This plot is fleshed out with the proper commercial elements,” says Chandan about the Yuvin-directed film, which is set to hit theatres on February 5.
Ask Chandan about the star he idolises in real life, and he promptly replies, “Sudeep. He has been my all-time favourite star. He is one of the actors with the finest craft in our industry, and I admire him a lot after Dr Rajkumar.”
Mangalavara Rajaadina also explores the father-son relationship. The father’s role is played by Gopal Krishnan Deshpande, while the cast also includes Lasya Nagaraj, Jahangir, Harini, and Rajanikanth.
Mangalavara Rajaadina is Chandan’s debut film as a hero, and he says this role was challenging for him. “The character and the story narrated by director Yuvin struck me as interesting on the very first narration, and so I picked up the role. However, given a little more time, I would have done a better job,” he feels. He even learned the tricks of using the scissors. “Being a hairstylist is not everybody’s job. I visited a few salons and got myself trained before playing the character. I wouldn’t say I am an expert, but I have learned the basics of hairstyling,” says the actor.
Bankrolled by Team Trivarga, Mangalavara Rajaadina has music composed by Prajoth D’sa and cinematography by Uday Leela.