Hello Folks! This week’s ‘Blab with Sandy’ has actor Tarun Shetty with us. He rose to fame with the Telugu flick “Meeku Meere Maaku Meme” which was presented by GA2 pictures banner (Geeta Arts) and directed by short film making sensational director Hussain Sha Kiran. Let’s dive into the blab I had with Tarun.
Sandy: Hey Tarun! What’s up?
Tarun: Hey Sandy! how are you doing? 🙂
Sandy: Good! Could you tell us about your background?
Tarun: I was born and brought up in Hyderabad. I lived there for the first 16 years of my life and moved to Bangalore with my family about 6 years ago. I’ve always been interested in Art and Design and have been very creative whether it be sports, painting, making creative things or even entertaining my friends.
Sandy: How did “Meeku Meere Maaku Meme” happen?
Tarun: Well! That’s a question i always ask myself too ha-ha. But it all happened through my dance class in Hyderabad, Shape Up Studio, which is run by my dance Sir Ravi garu.
Ravi Sir has most of his students pictures put up on the walls of his office in the Studio and i was up on that wall too with my long curly hair (laughs). M2M2 Director Hussain Shah Kiran happened to come to the dance studio one fortunate day and he happened to see my picture and wanted to meet me in person. And, i guess he saw Aadhi (the lead from M2M2) in me. 🙂
Sandy: How was the experience in working with director Hussain Sha Kiran?
Tarun: It will definitely be the most memorable project in my career since its my debut with HSK(Hussain Shah Kiran). He is an incredible director, mentor and friend. He always saw what i could do and brought thee best out of me. I would love to work with him again! 🙂
Sandy: What do you indulge in apart from acting?
Tarun: I love going to the gym, playing sports (outdoor), i swim, i go horse riding, i do a lot of art work by mostly making things out of scrap. I also enjoy Gaming and Music!
Sandy: Who are your favorite actors/actresses in Tollywood? What are the films you have seen recently?
Tarun: Actors – Allu Arjun, Pawan Kalyan, Brahmanandam garu
Actresses – Samantha, Tamannah
Recent Telugu Film – Rangasthalam
Sandy: Your pairing with Avantika Mishra was one of the positives in MMMM. Could you elaborate more about Avantika?
Tarun: Avantika was fun to work with and i got to learn so much from her. She’s really hard working and dedicated, whether it be acting or anything else. I’d love to work with her again as well 🙂
Sandy: The situational comedy between you and Kireeti Damaraju was much appreciated in the film. Any memorable incidents while working with Kireeti?
Tarun: Oh man ha-ha as much as everyone enjoyed our duo. I think Kireeti and I enjoyed every single scene on set to the fullest. He’s naturally a funny guy and i like to have fun all the time which made us an energetic and funny duo.
Learnt a lot from him as well and he guided and supported me throughout the project. I consider him as an elder brother in this industry 🙂
Quick Shot Round:
- Meeku Meere Maaku Meme: Memorable
- Hussain Sha Kiran: Humble
- Avantika Mishra: Bold
- Movies: Love Comedies
- Acting: Fun
- Football: Real Madrid
- Love: It’s Unconditional
Sandy: Music of MMMM was splendid. Especially “Pone Pone” which is my favorite ☺. What is your favorite track from MMM? Some words about it’s music director Shravan Bharadwaj ?
Tarun: Believe it or not that’s my favorite song too Sandy. Shravan! This man is super talented and every song he worked on for this film is absolutely brilliant. He nailed every song of Meeku Meere Maaku Meme. I could listen to his songs all day 🙂
Sandy: What next for Tarun Shetty?
Tarun: ACTING it is! I’m hoping to find me some good projects where i can entertain and make people laugh, love and have a lovely time at the movies 🙂
Sandy: Few words about Hyderabad Local:
Tarun: I love Hyderabal Local! It’s such a lovely site that is trying to cover everyone and everything happening in Hyderabad. Thank you so much for having me Sandy and Hyderabad Local team 🙂
-Interview by Sandeep Rao Kanukolanu (Sandy)
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