Neer Dose 2016
If you guys have been following through my blog, you must already know the ordeal I went through while shooting for Neer Dose. It is one of the boldest and most complicated characters I’ve ever played and one that demanded a lot of courage. People often look down upon sex workers but don’t realize that they are human beings with feelings too. With this film, I had hoped to break the stereotypes surrounding call girls. I’m very happy with the way the film turned out and thankful for all the acclaim and support I received.
Life Jothe Ondh Selfie – 2018
Here comes Rash aka Rashmi, a modern, city girl who loves adventure. Relatable? 😉
Kurukshetra – 2019
This one’s a mythological film based on Mahabharata. We grow up reading mythological stories like Ramayana and Mahabharata but dressing up and living a mythological character feels like a fantasy come true. In the film, I play role of a dancer called Maaye. As the name suggests, her dances moves will put you in a trance!
D/O Parvathamma – 2019
Playing a tomboy and a badass investigating officer is quite difficult, especially when you’re not one in real life but seeing myself on screen gave me confidence and people also loved seeing me as a cop! Now I feel like I may be able to pull it off with more ease next time!
Bichchugathi, a film that opened the door for me to learn the art of sword fighting. I play a historical warrior princess named Siddhambe. I spent hours rehearsing my sword fighting moves and I’m glad that it came out well on-screen. Honestly, I didn’t know I had it in me. 🙈
Another epic film based on a 13th-century poem written by Janna. Amruthamathi is the most debated character in the field of Kannada literature. This was screened at the Noida Indian World Film Festival and won me an award for the Best Actress. Yay! 🙈 Few days ago, I learnt that the film has also been selected for screening and nominated at the Austria International Film Festival.
A village girl-turned-widow, another character with dual shades. Playing a widow was very tough. I had to ensure I didn’t smile and maintained the melancholic vibe throughout the shots.
Here I play the role of Haasini, decked up just like North Karnataka girls. I love that nose pin, do you?
I feel blessed to have played so many diverse characters since it is very rare for an actress of this generation. It wasn’t exactly easy. We need to wait for the right opportunity to knock on our doors and have the courage to say NO to typecasting. Of course, I’d picked the wrong scripts at times but I’ve learnt my lesson. I did put in a lot of effort but thanks to the directors for choosing me, the writers for having me in their minds, and the producers for offering me these roles. All this wouldn’t be possible without them.
Well, this blog was to give my readers an overview of a few characters I’ve played (Google for more). Like I already said, I love experimenting with every character on earth and I can’t wait to get back to work once things settle down. What other roles would you guys like to see me in? Let me know in the comments below! 🙈