After being a part of several successful films and establishing himself as a bankable actor in the Kannada film industry, Diganth is ready to charm the audience with ‘Wedding Pullav’, a film which marks his debut in Hindi films. In this interview, the actor talks about making his Bollywood debut, the difference between Kannada and Hindi cinema and future projects.
‘Wedding Pullav’ is your first release in Hindi but you had shot for another Hindi film called ‘Fattack’ a while back. When is it releasing?
I had shot for ‘Fattack’ before commencing work on ‘Wedding Pullav’. The movie has been produced by Bejoy Nambiar but he is busy with ‘Wazir’. So, I guess he will be releasing it after ‘Wazir’ hits the theatres. ‘Wedding Pullav’ is my first Hindi film as a solo lead.
You have acted in a lot of Kannada films. Do you think there is any difference in the way the two industries, Bollywood and Sandalwood, function?
The major difference, of course, is the language. In Sandalwood, they take three shots in an hour whereas in Bollywood, they can one shot in three hours. In Hindi films, actors are given more time to prepare. People work towards getting the perfect shot no matter how long it takes. In South, there are certain time constraints but here they spend a lot of time on production.
Now that you have entered Bollywood, would you go back to doing regional cinema again?
I am not going to leave the Kannada film industry because that is the industry I belong to. I will keep one foot there and one foot in Bollywood.