on Feb 22, 2018
Do you remember the actor who played Sai Pallavi’s dad in the super hit film Fidaa? Senior actor and filmmaker Sai Chand, son of veteran filmmaker and writer Tripuraneni Gopichand, played the crucial role in Sekhar Kammula directed film.
Besides getting immense appreciation for his portrayal of a middle class father, many girls wished to have a father like Sai Chand. That’s the great impact he created with his performance in the film. It may be mentioned here that, Sai Chand is still a bachelor and he didn’t show any interest to enter into wedlock hitherto.
Curiously, Sai Chand didn’t get any offers in Telugu in recent times. Usually, when an actor gets great recognition, filmmakers will keen to sign them to cash on the craze. But, it is not happening to Sai Chand. Post Fidaa, the actor didn’t commit to do a single project.
It is yet not known whether filmmakers are not keen to rope in Sai Chand for their films, or the senior actor is looking for only good subjects and roles.
Maa Bhoomi (1980) directed by Goutam Ghose was Sai Chand’s first film as an actor. He has acted in more than 35 films throughout his career. Sai Chand is commonly associated with parallel cinema like the films Maa Bhoomi, Manchupallaki, Pelleedu Pillalu, Ee Charitra Ae Siratho, Ee Desamlo Oka Roju, Rangula Kala Adavallu Aligithe, Ee Chaduvulu Makkodu, Siva, Ankuram, Fidaa.
As a filmmaker, he made Pandita Parameshwara Sastry Veelunaamaa as a tele-film. Some of his documentaries are on topics that include: grain storage, dry-land agriculture, rice production technology, and information technology for common man.
He has also made documentary films on film-making veterans like L. V. Prasad, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, Suryakantam, Anjali Devi, Bapu, Ramana Duo and others.
Let’s hope, Sai Chand will sign something soon!