With about 10 films in her kitty this year, Bhama has not only stolen the limelight in both Sandalwood and Mollywood but this talented actress also seems to be eying the global screen. “I have done some good films in Kannada and I feel I am on the right track in Malayalam too. I am very excited to be a part of Ramanujam which will be directed by Gnana Rajasekaran. I will start shooting for the film soon,” says the actress. Abhay, grandson of yesteryear actor Gemini Ganeshan, will play the role of the math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in the film while Suhasini will play Ramanujan’s mother.
“Playing an Iyengar girl will be quite fascinating. I need to be dedicated to my role as I will be playing the role of Janakiammal Ramanujan. This is definitely a new experience for me,” says the actress. Having developed quite a fan following in Karnataka, she accepts that it was the film Shyloo that takes all the credit. “Though I started with Modala Sala and Ondu Kshanadalli, it was only after Shyloo that I was got a lot of offers from Sandalwood,” she says.
Bhama has also given the green signal for Auto Raja, a romantic drama film, which will be written and directed by Uday Prakash. According to the actress, it is a dream role for her. “I am this girl from a small town who is struggling to become a heroine and I was all game to play bold roles and be rustic. I loved being the centre of attraction and also enjoyed working with actor Ganesh,” she says. However, she also feels that her transformation from the girl-next-door to a glam queen in Barfi opposite Diganth was much needed.
“I required a change and that’s why I decided to do Barfi. A lot of importance has gone into style, make up and costumes - especially being the ‘chocolate’ Punjabi girl,” says Bhama, who also admits that it is quite difficult to maintain a homely girl image and keep up with the glam avatar at the same time.
“Last year, I was busy shooting four Kannada films continuously. I had to keep up with the style for each movie and somehow I managed to pull it off,” she adds.
The actress, who was busy shooting Kannada films, says that she could spend only three months in Kerala. “Last year, I spent most of my time in Bengaluru and parts of Punjab. Right now, I will have to fill the gap in Mollywood. So, I decided to go ahead with working on three Malayalam projects and one Tamil film,” she says.