After four consecutive hits Kshanam, Oopiri, Ami Thumi and Evaru, up next for Evaru star Adivi Sesh is a true-life soldier’s tale Major where he plays the national hero Sandeep Uunni Krishnan.
Mahesh Babu who produces the film says Adivi Sesh has been travelling with this story for a long time and he fits the bill completely.
Adivi is getting ready for the challenge. “I’ve to look and think like a true soldier. I don’t want to fake it.”
Adivi is going into a strict military-like regimen to play the part.
“I have to look extremely fit and slim. I am going to lose ten kgs in the next three months before we start shooting for Major. A strict diet plan has been worked out, and I intend to follow it faithfully. Luckily I don’t have to avoid my Mom’s food because she lives in California.”
Adivi sees playing the Ashoka Chakra winner as a huge responsibility.
“It is my first real-life character. And to be playing a man so heroic courageous and iconic is to me, the greatest privilege an actor can get. I am going to give this role all the love and respect it deserves.”
Major is a major departure for Adivi from all the characters he has played so far.
“After Evaru I wanted to do something in a different genre. I’ve done the suspense genre twice in Kshanam and Evaru in the last two years. I grew up wanting to play a soldier. Now I’m finally getting to do it.”
Major will be produced by Mahesh Babu. And Adivi can’t stop feeling privileged.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Mahesh Babu and to now have him produce a film where I play this distinguished soldier is like a dream come true. The best thing about being an actor is that you get to play out all your fantasies.”