Actor Kishor Satya, who is making his mark on the small screen, has a kitty full of films this year.
Kishor Satya, by his own admission, is on the proverbial roll. This year has been, professionally, among the best. His television serial, 'Karuthamuthu' is among the toppers, according to TAM ratings. Selective about television serials, he has starred in a handful of shows. "I could have done 400 in the last 10 years, but I chose to do only around four-five. It was a risk, career-wise," he says. There were moments of self-doubt, of wanting to rethink his choice. Today Kishor has made a comfortable space for himself on the small screen. For a person for whom cinema, let alone being an actor, was the furthest thing on his mind, Kishor has come a long way.
This year, his first release (film) was the Prithviraj-starrer, James and Alice. He is part of a few projects which include Jeethu Joseph's Oozham, P.K. Baburaj's Gemini, Jose Thomas' Biju Menon-starrer Swarnakaduva and another to be scripted by Jeethu Joseph and directed by Anzar Khan, and 8119 Miles, a travelogue type film shot abroad, directed by Joe Ishwar ("work will start, most probably, only next year"). Almost 12 years after making his film debut with Youth Festival, it looks like he is finding his space. Some of his previous films iere Thaskaraveeran, City of God, Paisa Paisa, Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus and a few others.
Excerpts from an interview:
You are everywhere...what changed? Is it the 'Karuthamuthu' effect?
(Laughs) I don't know. The serial is doing well. The character is such, unlike the usual TV serial hero. Dr. Balachandran has an identity of his own. Added to it, my role in James and Alice has been appreciated. And yes, I have a few films in hand.