Actor Harish Uthaman, who rose to fame with his performance in Suseenthiran-directed Tamil actioner ‘Pandiya Nadu’, is busy juggling between interesting projects in the Tamil and Telugu film industries.
First up for Harish is superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer ‘Srimanthudu’, which will hit the screens on August 7. ‘This is my fourth film in Telugu. I’m sure this project will be a big boost to my career. It was a treat to work with Mahesh, who was very helpful. He’s a very understanding co-star with absolutely no airs of stardom,’ Harish told IANS.
In Koratala Siva-directed ‘Srimanthudu’, Harish plays one of the baddies. Mahesh and Harish feature in a high-octane action sequence in the interval block. He also has Sharwanand-starrer ‘Express Raja’ in Telugu. ‘This is the quirkiest film I’ve worked in. I’m still shooting for it. It’s going to be something so different from what I’ve done so far in my career,’ he said.
In Tamil, Harish has projects such as ‘Paayum Puli’, ‘Vil Ambu’ and ‘Paisal’. Vishal-starrer ‘Paayum Puli’ reunites Harish with filmmaker Suseenthiran. ‘I’m sure this film is going to be much more realistic than ‘Pandiya Nadu’. Although I play a brief role, I’m proud to have been associated with the project. My role is very important from the story’s perspective,’ he said.
Harish plays a young policeman, and his role is said to have been inspired by the real life of Sub inspector Alwin Sudhan, who was gunned down by a gang in Tamil Nadu in 2012.
In ‘Vil Ambu’, which is produced by Suseenthiran, and in Prabhu Solomon’s production ‘Paisal’, Harish will be essaying the role of the antagonist.