Telugu actor JD Chakravarthy regrets not taking up more work after the success of Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Satya


After ‘Satya’, I should have taken up more work,” says the cult film’s lead star JD Chakravarthy, who wore multiple hats on the Ram Gopal Varma-directed gangster drama that turned 25 this month. Asked if he believes he didn’t get the maximum benefit out of the 1998 film’s success, Chakravarthy said the answer is not that simple.


“If I need to get sympathy out of it, then I’ll say yeah. I put in loads of effort… Ramu sir told me, ‘Chakri, I’m not underlining any of your dialogues. You are the music. But for Bhikhu Mhatre (Manoj Bajpayee), I’m underlining all the lines’. I said, ‘So what happens sir because of this?

He said, ‘Probably, at this point in time it may look like you’re a little subtle, and he would look (out there). That’s the whole intent. Apart from that, I absolutely don’t think there’s anything. After Satya I should have taken up more work. But I was also taking care of our productions with Ramu sir and acting in Telugu. So, I continued doing work here, that’s it,” the Hyderabad-born actor told PTI in an interview.

Chakravarthy is happy that he did not do much work after ‘Satya’ in Hindi as “people would be like, yesterday was Satya so today is Dayaa”, he said about his upcoming Telugu web-series debut. Satya’ explored the Mumbai underworld and after a slow start at the box office earned its place in Indian film history as one of the most celebrated crime dramas. It also starred Bajpayee, Saurabh Shukla, Urmila Matondkar, and Shefali Shah in memorable roles


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