Telugu actor Sushanth belongs to a family of great actors in Tollywood and the youngster is well aware of his privilege. And as his next film ‘Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu’, is all set to release this Friday. Sushanth talks about knowing what he brings to the table.
“I am always grateful because my grandfather (Akkineni) told us about the struggles he had, not just as an actor but during his childhood, coming from humble beginnings. He told us about those life experiences. I have seen my uncles and my cousins. I have seen success around me but I have heard of struggles and that keeps me in check. I am grateful for this opportunity and never take it for granted,” Sushanth said in an interview.
“I know that I have to be good at my craft and get better. The audience will eventually see your work and know if you are good. Yes, I got a good start and I am grateful but I had to reinvent myself with ‘Chi La Sow’ when I was in a rut,” says the actor referring to his 2018 National Award-winning film directed by Rahul Ravindran.
“As a newcomer, I went to 4-5 producers for that film and I had to re-invent like any newcomer. In fact, I would say I was coming from a minus at that point. I wasn’t mature enough to do my best work and it took me time to settle down. I hope to make a mark of my own through my work and that is what I can do,” he says. Sushanth is content with the hard work the entire team has put in. “I feel like, I along with the entire team have done our best and I am at peace with that. It’s up to the audience now and we have to accept whatever the audience likes,” says the ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ actor.
He is sure to keep reinventing himself through acting time and again.