The VIP of VIP

The VIP of VIP Amitash is all smiles. The 23-year-old youth is the talk of the town now. Thanks to a stupendous show in the role of a baddie in Velai Illa Pattadhari, he has climbed the ladder of fame overnight.
Speaking to News Today

, Amitash Pradhan, says, ‘ I was a kid when I saw Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar. Since then, I have harboured a desire to make it in films’

He had formal training in acting thanks to his stint in Madras Players and Theatre Nisha. He also studied the nuances of acting at Anupam Khers acting school An Actor Prepares, in Mumbai. Amitash, says, ‘music composer Anirudh and I have been good friends since school days. I was at his sister’s wedding when Dhanush spotted me. I was completely astounded when he offered me the role in VIP’

Though I have a theatre background, standing before the camera remembering angles, lights and movements is no easy task, he says. About the future, he says, ‘Lead roles or negative ones, I want to give everything my best shot’ About Dhanush, he says, ‘ He is a bundle of talent. To share the a National award winning actor is no easy task. But it was a nice learning experience for me’