Hrishikesh to make his Tollywood debut

After doing important roles in Dhanush’s Velaiilla Pattadhari 1 and 2, Hrishikesh made his debut as a lead with Rum. He later signed on to be a part of the romantic drama, Unarvugal Thodarkathai, which has Sherlin Seth as the female lead. And now, the actor is all set to make his Tollywood debut. The yet-to-be-titled film will be directed by Subbu Vedula, who made his debut with the Telugu film Raahu.

Giving us details about it, Hrishikesh says, “Subbu studied filmmaking and made his debut this year. He then approached me for this film, a thriller. I play the lead, a character that has shades of grey. This is an out-and-out serious film, something on the lines of Ratsasan. We will be shooting in Ooty and Hyderabad.” The rest of the cast and crew members are being finalised.

Hrishikesh says that he knows a bit of Telugu and is excited to make his Tollywood debut. “I was very excited when this film came my way. I am a big fan of Telugu films, and picked up the language just by watching Telugu films. We should begin shooting by November,” he says. The interesting bit is that the film will be made in Tamil as well. Praveen Lakaraju is doing the music and Suresh Ragutu handles the cinematography.

As for his Tamil film, he says that Unarvugal Thodarkathai is in the post production stage. “I also did a few shorts during the lockdown. I love cinema and wanted to keep in touch with it. We did a few short films, which will be released soon,” he informs.