Sesh Adivi believes that an actor is only as good as his last Friday

You’re only as good as your last Friday, believes actor-director Sesh Adivi. And this is probably what prompts him to take up each new project as a challenge. No wonder he has never shied away from donning the roles of both an actor and a director when the situation demanded it; be it with his debut film Karma or the recent KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).

However multitasking can be rather challenging, admits the actor. “Being both the director and actor can be challenging. I have to not only promote the film as its lead actor but also look into the nitty-gritty of direction. Nevertheless, there are times when you come up with an idea that you have to make the film yourself. That is what happened with KISS,” he explains.

Quiz him on what inspired KISS and he says, “The idea for this film came to me when I saw this wannabe type of guy in imitation jeans trying to impress this girl from an upscale family in Mumbai during Navratri. Though the guy thought he was being rather slick, the girl was just entertaining him and being sweet. The idea stuck with me and we developed it into a script.”

The actor who played the lead in his debut Karma went on to play the villain in Panja and Balupu later on and is also set to be seen in a supporting role in Rajamouli’s forthcoming venture Bahubali. However, despite the diversity of his roles, Sesh seems to carry all of them with élan. “For me it’s not about playing the protagonist or antagonist. It is about the script and the character. Besides, this allows me so much flexibility in my career and I’m living all my dreams. How else could I have got the opportunity to work with the likes of Rajamouli, Vishnu Vardhan and Pawan Kalyan so early in my career!” he says.

For now the actor, who has been working towards a more beefed up look for his role in Bahubali, is hoping KISS is well received by the audience. “It is one of those movies that captures the magic of certain moments. The one thing I can guarantee the audiences is that nobody will wonder why this film was made at all. Some might think it’s a one-time watch while some might like it. But nobody will regret watching it,” he says.