Malayalam actress Bhavana who has made a reputation for herself in Sandalwood with five successful films, viz. Jackie, Romeo, Yaare Koogadali, Topiwala, and Bachchan, seems to have taken a break from the Kannada industry.
Revealing the reason for her absence from Sandalwood, she said, “Mollywood is keeping me busy with a couple of exciting projects owing to which I am not able to take up any Kannada films. Last week I completed shooting for Ezhamathe Varavu. A non-commercial film, Ezhamathe... is directed by Hariharan and the script has been written by MT Vasudevan Nair. I am currently busy with Angry Babies. Looking at my schedule, I think I will be busy till mid-September.”
But the actress has maintained touch with Sandalwood and is listening to scripts and sorting out dates.
Ask her about her role in Puneeth Rajkumar’s next film Mythri along with Mohanlal and she says, “I will be doing a special appearance in the film and have managed to squeeze in a few days. It is an honour to act in a film which has two superstars. While this will be my third film with Puneeth, Mythri will be my seventh film with Mohanlal.”
Apparently the actress has been approached by the makers of the film, Paavani to act opposite Diganth. “It is a project in the pipeline. But my future projects can start only after September 10. If they are ready to wait till then, I will take it up,” she says.
Being selective about the kind of roles she takes up is also keeping her away from signing Kannada films. “I started my career 10 years ago. I think it is high time that I start being choosy and so is the case in Sandalwood too. I don’t mind waiting for the best one rather than regret about it later,” she explains.
Bhavana is currently taking up films for self satisfaction and is quite comfortable with Malayalam and Kannada films. “You don’t see me much in Tamil and Telugu because they demand too much of glamour, which I am quite apprehensive about. I am not interested to be part of the rat race. This helps me to take up work that I am interested in,” she says.