Adivi Sesh, the Telugu actor, shared his childhood memories of Independence Day and how he commemorated it in California, USA. He recalled that as a child raised in Berkeley, California, Independence Day was a way for him to connect with his Indian roots. They would have celebrations, including dance performances and “melas” (festivals), which allowed them to reflect on the meaning of India.
He emphasized that back then in America, India existed in their hearts rather than in their surroundings. Adivi expressed his deep connection to India and described it as his forever motherland. This sentiment influenced his work, such as his role in the biographical film ‘Major’ where he explored questions about India’s essence.
In ‘Major’, Adivi portrayed the lead role of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, focusing on the events of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He mentioned being inspired by historical figures like John F. Kennedy and their messages about contributing to the country. Adivi is involved in various initiatives addressing issues like animal welfare, water scarcity, and plastic pollution in India.
He admitted that despite their efforts, it never feels like enough due to the vastness and diversity of the country. Adivi’s recent projects include the 2022 Telugu crime thriller ‘HIT: The Second Case’ and the upcoming film ‘Goodachari 2’.