Atharva, the grandson of veteran Kannada film director S Siddalingaiah of the classic films in Kannada like ‘Bangaradha Manushya’, ‘Boothaiyyana Maga Ayyu’ and the son of Tamil actor Murali was in his home town Bangalore on Wednesday on the occasion of promoting his debut film ‘Baana Kaathadi’ that is releasing today 6th of August.
Atharva says his grandfather Siddalingaiah is the key inspirer in shaping him as an actor. “When I told my grandfather I wanted to become a ‘Dhobi’ he was perplexed. I had only in mind the powerful arms of ‘Dhobis’ explained Atharva who got right tips from his father and grandfather to take up debut film.
The film ‘Baana Kaathadi’ (Big Kite) is a perfect youth oriented subject from Satyajyothi Films that has given his father Murali his biggest hit in his career ‘Idhayam’.
“I was in the Royapuram slum for one and half months to take right attitudes of a guy from North Chennai area” disclosed Atharva sitting in between his father and grandfather at The Bell Hotel in Bangalore on Wednesday morning.
The mind of heart is important not the place where you live is the focus of this love cum entertainment ‘Baana Kaathadi’ said Atharva. Murali in self imposed exile for last three years has plans to get an entry to his son in Kannada too.
The proud grandfather of Atharva remembered the reversing of destiny in his lifetime. “I came to Bangalore to become an actor but respected Balakrishna advised me to take up direction for which I have no regrets. My son Murali wanted to be director but he became an actor from ‘Prema Parva’. My grandson Atharva in the childhood said he wanted to be a dhobi later changed his mind to become a football player but I gave him the knowledge of cinema what I knew. When he was in 12th he got the right idea of an actor and today he needs the blessings”, said the humble respected director Siddalingaiah who has many accolades in his profession.