A confirmed bachelor, Sai Chand on how he pulls off the most endearing father roles

A confirmed bachelor, Sai Chand on how he pulls off the most endearing father roles

When Chiranjeevi requested Sai Chand to play his nephew Vaishnav Tej’s father in the 2021 Uppena, the senior actor was hesitant. He could not convey himself to play father to anyone else aside from Sai Pallavi after Fidaa. “It could sound unusual however I obtained so emotionally hooked up to Sai in the film, I used to be not capable of come out of it,” laughs Sai Chand whose endearing dialogue Naa thalli kadha, naa mata inamma…. whereas talking to daughter Bhanumati (Sai Pallavi) in Fidaa resonated with most younger women, making it one in every of the most interesting father-daughter moments in Telugu movies.

“Sai Pallavi and Saranya (who performed the older daughter) name me naana even now and our relationship has grown past the onscreen bond,” says Sai Chand.

Apart from sharing part of the title with Sai Pallavi, Sai Chand says there are mystique coincidences too. “I ended my first innings of appearing in 1992 the yr she was born. Almost 24 years later I got here again to behave together with her in Fidaa.”

Sai Chand reprises the position of Sai Pallavi’s father but once more in the recently-released Venu Udugula’s movie on the Naxal motion, Virata Parvam and he could not be happier.

While he performed an informed and progressive father who believes in giving freedom to his daughters in Fidaa, in Virata Parvam, he performs an Oggu katha artiste from rural Telangana who dotes on his daughter, turns into her guru and conjures up her endeavours.

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The ‘Maa Bhoomi’ actor who was part of the meaningful cinema

The ‘Maa Bhoomi’ actor who was a part of the significant cinema
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Drawing parallels between his position as a father in Fidaa and Uppena, Sai Chand says in each situations he was a father to mother-less youngsters. “When there isn’t any mom, the man tends to undertake a softness in his perspective and be extra understanding and supportive to his youngsters. That’s the trait I lent to my character in Fidaa and Uppena,” he says and provides, “In Telangana, you do not usually discover daughters being that near their fathers. That’s the place we made the father-daughter bond stand out in Fidaa and Virata Parvam.

Ironically, the most sought-after actor for father roles has not skilled fatherhood in actual life and is a bachelor. Sai Chand laughs in response and says there isn’t any specific motive why he remained single. “People maintain questioning about it and sometimes assume a failure-in-love made me stay a bachelor. There’s nothing like that… I can’t pinpoint a motive, time has simply handed by. Since I reside in a joint household, I’ve the firm of cousins, nieces and nephews, therefore do not miss not having my family.” He provides, “Films have given me on-screen daughters and I’m cherishing the joys of relationship off-screen as nicely.”

A son of the Telugu literary big Gopi Chand, Sai Chand made his movie debut with the ground-breaking Maa Bhoomi. The Goutam Ghose-directed 1980 movie pioneered a brand new wave in Telugu cinema. Sai Chand’s repertoire will not be large however his filmography is crammed with a few of the vital movies in the trade. A 25-year hiatus however, Sai Chand made a big effect together with his comeback position in Fidaa and he attributes it to Maa Bhoomi. “I used to be thought-about for the position after Shekhar Kammula watched me in Maa Bhoomi. ”

Sai Chand recollects capturing concurrently for Uppena and Virata Parvam. “I’ve identified Vaishnav Tej since he was a child and all the time known as him ‘chinnoda’. In the morning I might be capturing with him and name him ‘chinnoda’, then in the night I might go to the different set and name Sai, ‘thalli’,” he laughs.

On a lighter observe, he says, “Maybe I ought to act in a totally totally different style to return out of this father fixation.”

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