Television Personality Suma Is Currently Shooting For A Telugu Film But There Is Still Some Suspense About It
Suma’s profession is now set for a brand new flip as she takes up a a full-fledged function in a Telugu movie. She had taken up movie roles earlier too, like in Telugu movies Kalyana Praapthirasthu and Pavitra Prema within the mid-90s, within the newer Dhee and Baadshaah , and in addition Malayalam movies like Newspaper Boy and Ishtadanam.
Currently capturing is in progress for this movie with a village-backdrop story (particulars are nonetheless awaited.)
Often known as a powerhouse entertainer, Suma’s wit, spontaneity and fluent Telugu whereas anchoring, regardless of her Malayalam roots, stays unmatchable. Apart from being a tv persona for over twenty years, she can be the most well-liked host for movie industry-related occasions like audio releases in pre-COVID-19 occasions.
July marked the start of Suma, her new YouTube channel (her earlier year-old channel Sumakka was discontinued attributable to technical causes)which will probably be excessive on leisure quotient with a private contact. “Fun is guaranteed with the game and talk shows and viewers can also get glimpses of Suma the person,” she says.
Launched by actor Vijay Deverakonda, Suma channel notched up over one lakh subscribers in simply 5 days (“Sumakka channel took almost five months to get one lakh subscribers”). She feels actor Vijay’s recognition labored within the channel’s favour and acquired many subscribers. “He (actor Vijay Deverakonda) was kind and said, ‘Anything for you.’ With his presence, the channel made the right noise. Otherwise, it would have taken some more time to earn so many subscribers,” she says in all humility.
Stressbuster, her just lately launched discuss present on Suma is for adults to loosen up and have a great snort. “We have no tension, anxiety or frustration as kids but when we become adults, we think of many things. Ayyo navvite evaru emanukuntaaru (What will people think if we laugh) becomes our concern. The show is to have fun and forget stress,” she provides.
While her anchoring on Cash (ETV) continues, one sorely misses her compering in Swarabhishekam by (late) singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. Suma says, “After Balu garu’s demise I discontinued it. The void of not having him was huge. I sorely miss the conversations about a song, explaining its nuances. Oka paata gurunchi cheppali ante utti Balu garu (Only SPB can explain about a song).”
Enjoying the second
For somebody working lengthy hours — typically even 14 hours a day — the pandemic pause made her ‘recreate, rewire and reschedule.’ “It was like driving on a new road. We were anxious and unsure of where it will take us, but it has taught us many lessons,” she says and divulges she is savouring each second of life, even whereas consuming papaya throughout our dialog over the telephone. “This is life, live in the moment” is her mantra.
Yet monetary stress in the course of the pandemic made her rethink. “People feel Suma does many shows so she is earning well, but my income also matches my liabilities including my staff’s requirements. That is when I realised I need to have three months of fixed income. especially during a crisis like the pandemic.”
She believes the OTT area has given her the liberty to experiment and step out of her consolation zone, to effortlessly shift her function to that of a content material creator. “OTT gives me the freedom to do what I want to do. Television shows depend on ratings and the content has to be approved,” she explains.
The draw back of being the queen of the small display is having to continuously take care of social media rumours on her marriage and the way she earns greater than her husband actor Rajeev Kanakala. Suma wonders if husbands are additionally requested why they earn more cash than their wives. “Would they ask a man if he earns more than his wife?” she asks and provides, “People always talk about women empowerment without understanding its meaning. There is never a fixed income in the entertainment industry; some months he earns more than me. We have a mutual understanding that we are doing it all for the family.”
While her son Roshan Kanakala has appearing goals, the daughter Manasvini is in her class X. Suma can be teaming up with voluntary organisations to do her bit for charity.
What is she wanting ahead to? “One big announcement in August and I hope to continue to entertain people. I want to be remembered as a person whose name brings a smile on people’s faces.”