Hyderabad: Actor Mohd Asif is making his debut in Telugu with Kalaipuli Thanu’s Hippi, which features Kartikeya in the lead role. Asif, who has earlier worked with stars like Vijay and Vikram, is seen playing a crucial role in the film, which is full of action. 

While speaking exclusively to MyNation, Asif said, “I am very happy to be associated with Thanu sir for the second time. He is a very humble. I have worked with him in Vijay’s Thuppaki, which was a mega-hit in Tamil. Now, he offered me a role in Telugu film and I am very happy that I am making my Tollywood debut under Thanu sir’s V Creations.”

“Last week we shot our first schedule at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. The shoot was hectic as it started as early as 7 AM and went on till wee hours. One will see me performing stunts, which are quite real and new to Telugu cinema, which is known for larger-than-life action. I am glad that I am now part of the industry where I will showcase my acting talent. I am sure that the stunts will be liked by the audience too.”

Asif is a trained martial artist and plays a pivotal role in the film. Earlier he has worked with Kollywood aces like Vijay and Vikram in Thuppaki and Dhruvanatchatiram.