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Interview with Naveen
Date: 6 July 2012, Hyderabad
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I am a Telugu guy. I have done my BTech in NIT Bhopal and then worked for a telecom company in UK. I had been interested in stage since childhood. But my father is of Bommarillu Prakash Raj type who wanted me to go for IIT. I was travelling in a train during my 10th class. At that time, I observed a begger cleaning the compartment. I wanted to give him money, then he said that he is an actor from NSD (National School of Drama) who is testing his skills at acting. I got inspired with it and wanted to join stage. I got involved in dramatics and pop bands. I am the one who played Ryan (lead role) character in ‘5 point some one’ play and toured along with Chetan Bhagat in 11 cities of India and Bangkok. I had been associated with EVAM and had been doing many plays in Hindi and English. I also did dubbing and voice-overs for some feature films. I came 1st runner up in a talent hunt organized by Madhur Bhandarkar. I came first in Radio City RJ hunt by imitating Mahesh Babu. I also used to do anchoring in the events of corporate companies.

I did all these jobs so that one day I will get a good opportunity as an actor. That is when I saw a hoarding in Himayat Nagar. I have applied and got selected.

I am doing the role of Rakesh who is an upper-middle-class guy. He thinks before doing anything and gives a lot of value to friendship. Mine is a stylized character. I drive the story happening in college premise.

My father used to be a major entertainer in all parties and get-togethers we attend. I used to be the entertainer in all my friend’s birthday parties. I played by first character in 3rd class and it was the character of a mother who lost her child.

My strengths are energy, versatility and intensity.

Future projects:
After looking at my work, Raj & DK cast me in their debut Telugu production venture Dopidi. I am doing one of the four leads and I have a love interest in that film.

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