She says she was smitten by the script and going deglam was the least she could do to be part of the film. Kannada actress Rajashri Ponnappa can’t stop raving about her role in ‘Pithavinum Puthranum Parishudhatmavinum’, her debut outing in Malayalam.
Rajashri, who has played super-glam roles in Kannada, will appear as a nun in the film. Though the lead lady, she will be wrapped in the signature gray robes sans any makeup. “For other films you have to take extra care to look good in front of the camera. But for ‘Pithavinum Puthranum Parishudhatmavinum’ I can’t even go for my regular parlour stuff. Here I have to make sure that my hair is not done and there is not even a dab of greasepaint on my face,” she gushes.
‘Pithavinum Puthranum Parishudhatmavinum’ has already made headlines as it features V K Prakash and Sabu Cyril, two of M-Town’s top technicians, as actors.
Rajashri says it’s the solid script of the film that made her take a detour to Mollywood. “The film has an unusual storyline that leaves enough scope for performance. It’s no running-around-the trees type of film and I really wanted a break from the commercial spree. Malayalam industry is very warm and I am in love with the people and the state itself,” says the actress.
Rajashri, who is having a successful stint in Kannada, says acting was never an accident. “I come from a family of professionals and academicians. Convincing them was no cakewalk, but I know I had a dream I was chasing and fought with all my might. Cinema didn’t happen by chance and I was not spotted walking down the street by any director,” she says.
Rajashri who has signed a three film deal with the production house will start filming her second Malayalam film by July end.
“As of now I can’t give you more details, but you will definitely get to see more of me in the coming days,” says the actress who is also gearing for her Tamil debut.