`Pandiya Naadu` villain set for Telugu debut

IANS| Updated: Jul 27, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

Chennai: Model-turned-actor Harish Uthaman, who rose to fame with his villainous role in last year`s Tamil blockbuster `Pandiya Naadu`, is making his Telugu debut with upcoming actioner `Power`. He will also be seen in Gopichand`s yet-untitled next Telugu film.

"After watching `Pandiya Naadu`, director K.S. Ravindra aka Bobby approached me for a role in his Telugu film `Power` with Ravi Teja. They felt I would be suitable for the role. I play actor Sampath Raj`s brother in it," Harish said.

"I`ve also been signed for Gopichand`s next film with director Radhakrishna. I`m doing a prominent role in that film which revolves around three key characters. I play one of them and the other two are the hero and the villain," he said.

Harish, who always aspired to be a great villain, has about half a dozen films in hand currently.

"When I decided to enter films, I had made up my mind to be a great villain like Raghuvaran. I adore him so much that I wanted to be called the next Raghuvaran in the industry. After `Pandiya Naadu`, I realised I`ve started living that dream," he said.

"I have my hands full now. I have finished shooting for Tamil films `Yagavarayinum Naa Kakka`, `Meegaamann` and also have films such as `Pisasu`, `Thani Oruvan` and `Yatchan` in the offing. I feel life has changed for good after the success of `Pandiya Naadu`," he added.

Vishal-starrer "Pandiya Naadu" was also dubbed and released in Telugu as "Palnadu" last year.