“Butta Bomma” will be released in theatres on February 4th. The lead actors are Anikha Surendran, Surya Vashistta, and Arjun Das. Surya Vashistta discusses his role and more…
For many years, I worked as a computer developer in the United States. My father, Satyam, was a well-known co-director who worked with S S Rajamouli, Trivikram, and K. Raghavendra Rao. He died from COVID-19 a few years ago. It was his desire for me to become an actor. He thought I would be a good fit for the role of ‘Butta Bomma’. I met Trivikram and, at his recommendation, went in for an audition with Sithara Entertainment.
I saw the original film, Kappela. ‘Butta Bomma’ is based on this. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have landed this role and to be playing such a fantastic character.
Anika, one of the co-stars, is adorable. Because she does not speak Telugu fluently, I had to help her with her lines a little. Arjun Das’ voice has won him many fans, and he is now a well-known celebrity. He had a lot of experience in action films and gave me advice on set.
Any new offers?
I’m looking for roles in realistic films as an actor. I like movies that are both entertaining and convey an important message. Following the release of the Butta Bomma teaser, a number of new directors approached me with scripts. I’ll take a call after the release.