NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Vikramjeet Virk pursuing acting in the film industry for past five years. He is starring in Rudhramadevi with Anushka Shetty playing the title role. Allu arjun and Rana Daggubati Playing Important roles. This is first ever historical 3D movie to be ever released in India based on true facts and events.
The character that he is portraying in the epic movie is of – Mahadeva Nayakudu. He was the main antagonist in that era against Rudhramadevi.
The director of the film – Mr. Gunasekhar, offered him the role of Mahadeva Nayakudu after watching him playing the role of ‘Mehmood Ghaznavi’ in a Zee TV show.
His previous experience of playing a historical character of Mehmood Ghazni helped him in preparing and getting into the mind set of playing Mahadeva.
1. How did you move to religional movie?
Vikramjeet Virk : When i moved into Acting i heard a lot about south indian cinema. somewhere i wanted to work with them. and one fine day i got a cal for my first malyalam movie casanova with super star (Mohan lal) from there my journey started for regional cinema and for me language is not a thing i always want to play different characters in different languages.
2. What types of roles or character you personally love to do?
Vikramjeet Virk : i personally love to do negative roles and i’m very much happy the kind of roles i’m playing. i always wanted to play larger then life characters different from one another. i’m thankful to god he has always blessed me.
3. Tell us more about your character in Rudhramadevi?
Vikramjeet Virk : My character in rudhramadevi is that of king “Mahadeva Nayakudu”, who rules over the ‘kingdom of Devagiri’. He is the main antagonist of the story. Since his childhood he was very aggressive by nature. His dislike and anger based on an incident that happened during his childhood made him more unforgiving and ruthless as he grew up. His sole purpose in life was to fight and win over Rudhramadevi’s kingdom.
4. Was there something specific the director Gunasekar was looking for ‘Mahadeva Nayakudu’ character?
Vikramjeet Virk : Absolutely. As you can see he was for sure looking for someone who was tall, well built, a good horse rider – basically someone who could carry the persona of a King and i would like to believe being a good actor on top of all these traits helped me bag this character. Actually my director Mr.Gunasekhar saw one of my videos where i did a live Act in an event where i was horse riding as “Mehmood Ghaznavi”. Based on that he further saw some more videos of mine while essaying “Mehmood Ghaznavi” on screen. After watching them, i think he was convinced that i was the right choice for Mahadeva Nayakudu.
5. Did you do some specific workshop or training for the same?
Vikramjeet Virk : Yes i did. I had to gain almost 10 – 12 kgs for the role. Since the weapon that I used in the film weighed about 10 -12 kgs, I had to do lot of training for my action sequences with the weapon.
6. Where do you see yourself after few years?
Vikramjeet Virk : Like any other actor, my main goal is to get appreciated for my work and to be able to touch the heart of all the viewers. Having said this, I want to explore myself more as an actor and do strong projects which leaves my impact on all. Whether i play a protagonist or an antagonist, people should wait for my movies.
7. Any bollywood movie in pipeline?
Vikramjeet Virk : there are couple of projects that i am looking at and i’m waiting for right one to start.
Rudramadevi is releasing on 9th of October. The movie would be releasing in both Telugu and Hindi.