After Nam Areali Ondina, Anish Tejeshwar is all set to entertain you with Nan Life Alli, a film that will see him play two distinct characters.
“You will see me transform from a happy-go-lucky guy to a responsible person,” he says. We also find out that the music in the film has been tailored to show off the sprightly actor’s dancing skills.
“The songs are very catchy. Jhinajhinago maleyali... and Matilada ee mouna… in particular will appeal to listeners,” he feels. While music CDs will be available in the market on Wednesday, those who have heard them already vouch for the popularity of the songs. Tamil comedian Santhanam and Tollywood’s heartthrob Allu Arjun, we hear are hooked to the film’s songs as well.
“Bunny (Allu Arjun) and I go back a long way. He was very supportive of me when I was trying to gain a foothold in the film industry. I went to Hyderabad to train with a man who claimed to be his dance instructor and instead ran into Bunny himself! While I found out that the man was a fraud, Bunny was gracious enough to allow me to use his shed to practice dance along with him! Anyway, since he has always been encouraging, I met him recently and passed on a copy of the music CD to him. He loved the songs and even appreciated my acting skills. Santhanam was another actor who had only good things to say after listening to the songs. He got to hear the songs through a common friend and when I met him, he told me that he really enjoyed listening to them,” recalls Anish.
Back home, the album has earned appreciation from Puneeth Rajkumar, Ramesh Arvind, Srinagara Kitty, Yogish, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Ganesh.
“There are six songs in the film and we got six actors to launch each of them at an event recently,” adds the actor. In fact, one of the songs even features Ramesh and Kitty. Ajaneesh Lokanath is the music director. Ramdeep is the director and Sindhu Loknath is the female lead.
Apart from Nan Life Alli, Anish has Neene Bari Neene to look forward to.
“It is a musical love story and I play a guy who comes to the city from a village. I’ve just started working on the project and I feel director Deepak Thimmaiah is someone who will be able to bring out my best. Both the films will bring out different shades of the actor in me and I can’t wait for them to release. In fact you will see me carrying two very different looks in these films. I have shed a lot of weight to look lean as well,” he says. Anish is also listening to a few Telugu film scripts at the moment. So once he finishes his Kannada films, we just might see him heading to Tollywood.