Edward Sonnenblick on his role in 'RRR': It's been tough, but all those challenges seem so small now

Edward Sonnenblick on his role in ‘RRR’: It’s been tough, but all those challenges seem so small now

Edward Sonnenblick on his role in ‘RRR’: It’s been tough, but all those challenges seem so small now – Times of India

American actor Edward Sonnenblick has been a part of Bollywood for nearly 15 years now. Having dabbled in a variety of roles, Edward wants to sink his teeth into more complex characters. He’s played villain roles and worked with top industry names like Hansal Mehta, Kangana Ranaut, Vikramaditya Motwane, and most recently SS Rajamouli in ‘RRR’. He’s also been a part of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, hosted a TV show ‘Indipedia’, featured in web series like ‘Inside Edge’ and also ‘Saving Chintu’, the Oscar shortlisted short film.
Basking in the glory of the international success of ‘RRR’, Edward says, “It’s great to be in such an epic historic film. It’s been tough at times, whether it was putting aside other projects for ‘RRR’, repeated schedule delays, then the pandemic, or seeing my role get chopped down! But all those challenges seem so small now, and were more than totally worth it.”

When asked where he would like to take things from here, the American who’s made his home in Mumbai says, “I am hungry to sink my teeth into more complex characters and it’s time to get into a bigger variety of roles. I’ve received so much appreciation since I got nominated for the best villain for my first ever TV series, ‘Jhansi ki Rani’, 13 years ago. But I have so much more to offer as an actor and I look forward to sharing it with audiences.”

“One of my favourite old movies is ‘Bawarchi’, where Rajesh Khanna plays the family cook, Raghu, who has all these other amazing skills which he uses to win over and enrich the lives of those around him. In the same way, I want to use all my skills and talents to win the hearts of Indians,” shares Edward.

“It may not look like it when I’m on the screen playing a villain, but please believe me that I’m completely the opposite in real life,” he laughs. “I’m ready to use more of the softer sides of myself in my acting from now on.”

Edward has interesting projects in the pipeline such as Vikramaditya Motwane’s web series, ‘Stardust,’ and two more YRF films, including Junaid Khan’s (Aamir Khan’s son) debut film.


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