BANGALORE: Although Shravya's debut, Loosegalu, did not make much noise, her performance was noticed, and that's how she bagged her second film Rose.
Directed by Sahana Murthy, Rose is an intense love story starring Krishna Ajai Rao in the lead. And, according to Shravya, the film will redefine the word 'rose'.
"There is an emotional attachment with Rose. When I watched the film along with the crew, it took me 20 minutes to regain my composure. I guess, the audience too will feel the same way," says Shravya.
She further adds, "The first half of this musical film has is like any family drama, but the second half brings in an emotional twist that will overwhelm the audience."
Shravya found her role very challenging. "They did a screen test and roped me in as they thought I suited the role. Ajai is an established actor and was at ease playing the lover-boy role. I had did not just have to match his standards but also those set by other big artistes in the film. Plus, my role in the film is as big as the hero's. I had to do a lot of homework before shooting because I didn't want to look dumb. I had forgotten who I am for some time and lived like Amrutha till the shoot got over. That's how I could keep up with the character," she says.
However, the movie is creating a buzz for a kiss Ajai and Shravya share, which the actress admits the film demands. "Rose has so much more than just a kissing scene. This maybe considered a bold move in Sandalwood, but the kiss helps to take the story forward. Ajai has his own image in Sandalwood, and this being my second film, I was shocked when they told me about the kissing scene. We discussed the scene three to four times and then proceeded. It is not even a lip lock, it is just a kiss," says Shravya, and further clarifies, "If on-screen kissing is considered bad, then the phrase 'Love you' should not be used either, and hugging should be done away with too. People will stop questioning the kissing scene once they watch the film."
Shravya is hopeful that Rose will help her establish herself as an actress in Sandalwood. "I was given an opportunity to perform and I have done my best. My mother Rekha Das was my only reference point and helped me with many suggestions. She is also very eager to watch the film. Tarun Shivappa has produced Rose out of passion and not for of money. They waited till they came up with a good product. They also have taken lot of time to create the background music, with re-recording and Digital Intermedia, which delayed the film's release," she says.