Passion for acting never grows old even among our senior actors, and so is the case with Sowcar Janaki and Sudharshan who are part of the film Pungidasa. Director Srinath was very happy to have the two on board, and he says it was actor Komal’s idea. Komal, who has been trying to be unique with his characterisations and songs in his films, was happy to have both of them in this movie. “Interestingly, I got to know through my friend Ananthu that Janaki amma still loves to act and wants to be part of a good film. I had kept her in mind for this film and when the opportunity came, she was roped in. She plays the role of the heroine’s grandmother in the movie. In the case of senior actor Sudharshan, my brother Jaggesh and I have made it a point to have him in all our films. That’s how he is a part of Pungidasa. Believe it or not, both are in their 80s but they were so energetic on the sets and have done a fantastic job,” says Komal. Janaki and Sudharshan are seen in a song Black and White..that has been gaining popularity on social media. “I have given a respectful credit to both the actors. The director had given me freedom to compose this song and initially the song sequence was picturised only on me with the old couple by the side. When I saw their enthusiasm, I wanted to get them involved in the song and they gave an amazing performance,” Komal says.
Srinath plans to release Pungidasa by end of May.