Actor SHIVA Kumar, who has played smaller roles in films like Vicky Donor, Bajaate Raho, Jannat 2, Fanaa, Run and Julie, was in Chandigarh on Saturday to talk about his upcoming film, which will feature him in a key role.
An action drama, 30 Minutes, has been produced by Yesudas BC under Spectral India Media Management and will be
releasing worldwide on November 11.
It is a story that revolves around a child who is brutally tortured by the father in order to enforce discpline.
“How a parent’s unecessary pressure can affect a child’s psyche is the base of the film,” said Kumar who essays the role of the lead actor’s boss.
The film also stars Hiten Paintal, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Hemant Pandey and Rana Jung Bahadur.
Kumar may not be the ‘big star’ or a ‘character actor’ who walks away with a sizeable chunk of a film, but when it comes to bibliography, the actor has worked in more than 38 films, 90 ad films, 100 print ads, and around 20 TV serials.
If one rewinds to the year 1979, you would have noticed him in the iconic Chashme Badoor as well, with which he started his acting career.
“When I was a teenager, I was into bikes. I would participate in acting in my school in Delhi, and landed a small role in the film… I am the guy on the bus stop in the song Kaali Ghodi Dwaar Khadi in the film,” said Kumar.
Interestingly, not many know that he was the one who taught late actor Farookh Sheikh to ride a motorcycle in the film and even performed the motorcycle stunts.
Those were the days, when Kumar, bitten by the acting bug, left for Mumbai to try his luck. It was a struggle, and he, in fact left the industry in 1984 and returned back to Delhi. Till 1999, Kumar tried his luck in business, but failed miserably and eventually left for Mumbai again in 2003.
But before that, he took out a music album titled Pardes in 2000.
Tough times, “but I was not frustrated or let down…I have always enjoyed my work,” said Kumar.