Action film lovers in Andhra Pradesh would love to watch Gopichand holding a sword knife or a handgun. This ferocious villain turned hero who is climbing in step-by-step process, also proved to be a hero in real life by adopting 10 students for providing education. On the eve of his birthday on June 12, Gopichand, who is currently enjoying the success of his latest release ‘Golimaar’ shares a few moments with the media. Here are some excerpts:
What is the specialty of this birthday?
I do not believe in the culture of celebrating birthdays. According to me any happy moment in life is a celebration time. Infact, there were occasions when my sister would remind me of my birthday by wishing me. Now that you have asked, I would say that the specialty of this birthday is the success of my latest release ‘Golimaar’. My fans are celebrating the success and most importantly my producer as well as the distributors is very happy with the box office results. I’m glad to say that my wish to work with Jagan is fulfilled and that our combination also became a successful one.
Are you involved in any social service?
Yes! Three years ago I adopted 10 students from World Vision in Vishakapatnam. I want to do my best in providing the educational facilities to these children.
You are branded as an action hero. When can we see you doing complete romantic films?
All the films that I’ve worked so far, right from ‘Yagnam’, ‘Ranam’ ‘Lakshyam’ to the recent ‘Golimaar’ have action, romance and drama. I always wanted to do a romantic family entertainer like ‘Kalisundaam Ra’. If any director or producer is interested, then I’m ready for the deal.
Are you looking to work with any specific director?
I would say working with Jagan not only gave me a complete job satisfaction but also gave me more new ideas to build my skills further. So given a chance I would like to act with him again. I am also looking forward to work with SS Rajamouli and VV Vinayak.
As an actor, which of your movies gave you the most satisfaction?
‘Okkadunnadu’ tops the list. I also liked ‘Yagnam’, ‘Andrudu’ and ‘Ranam’ because I portrayed different characters in these films as well.
Do you have any specific roles in mind which you crave to do?
I do not want to experiment with others’ hard earned money. When I’m doing a film I see to it that it is well received by the audience and at the same time also wish to see my producers and distributors being happy.
What are your efforts to retain and expand your market?
I was introduced to Tamil audience as a villain through ‘Jayam’. There also the film was a huge success. Post Jayam’s success, I got many offers from Tamil producers but did not accept any. I’m just waiting for the right offer to come my way. I might also do ‘Golimaar’ in Hindi.
What are your on going projects?
Presently I’m involved in two projects, one with Nallamalapu Bujji and the other with Bhavya Creations banner.
What is your interest in the present trend of twitters and face book?
Most of my interactions are on phone. Therefore except to check my emails I usually don’t go online.
Can we expect news about your marriage this year?
(Laughs) I can't say that now.