Harish Kalyan happy with new innings

Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Harish Kalyan, who is making his Telugu acting debut with the upcoming romantic-drama “Kaadhali”, says he is happy with his journey so far in a new industry and is looking forward to more opportunities.

“Despite the language barrier, I accepted the offer to expand my horizon. If this film clicks, I can continue working in two industries which means more opportunities. I’m happy it’s been a good start so far,” Harish told IANS.

Contrary to the roles he has played in Tamil films such as “Vil Ambu” and “Poriyaalan”, he plays a happy-go-lucky guy in “Kaadhali”.

“In Tamil, it has mostly been serious roles. I’m playing the exact opposite in ‘Kaadhali’; a guy who does whatever he feels like. He’s someone with no big dreams but is very optimistic. All that matters to him is being very optimistic,” he said, and added he didn’t find picking up the language difficult.

The film was predominantly shot in Hyderabad, and Harish fell in love with the place.

“I consider it my second home now. Although I have been to Hyderabad several times over the years, I didn’t stay long enough to like the place. I can’t wait to go back.”

Harish doesn’t want to keep his focus on one industry and is very keen on striking a balance between Telugu and Tamil films.

Directed and produced by Pattabhi R. Chilukuri, the film also stars Sai Ronak and Pooja Doshi.