In the recent past, we have seen several music directors turning into successful heroes. GV Prakash Kumar and Vijay Anthony are successful music composers who managed to capture the hearts of their fans with their acting skills. Joining this bandwagon now is Gopi Sunder. An accomplished music director, Gopi came up with fine tunes for films such as Big B, Ustad Hotel, Mumbai Police, ABCD and Pulimurugan.
The composer is all geared up to play the lead role in the Malayalam film Toll Gate. The film is scripted and directed by Hari Krishnan. The film’s first look poster was launched recently by Dulquer Salmaan on his Facebook page, confirming that Gopi was indeed making his acting debut.
It may be mentioned here that Gopi has appeared in small roles in films like Mr Fraud and Salala Mobiles, but this is the first time that he will be playing the hero. According to reports doing the rounds, Gopi will also be composing the tunes for Toll Gate besides playing the lead.
Gopi made his debut as music director in the Malayalam film industry with the 2006 release Notebook and his Bollywood debut happened the very next year with Dhol. His first film in Tamil was Poi Solla Porom in 2008. He went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for the first time for the Malayalam film Anwar. He also bagged the National Film Award for Best Background Score for the film 1983 that was released in 2014 and he has a host of other awards to his credit too.
Though he has inked a deal to star as hero, Gopi has a number of films in Malayalam and Telugu that needs his attention for music composition. His current Malayalam projects include Kayamkulam Kochunni and Abrahaminte Santhathikal, while in Telugu he has Geetha Govindam.
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