Kumudha Gowda was all set to become an airhostess but destiny landed her to showbiz. “I finished my air hostess course and was getting to ready for a training session in Delhi. My mother who heard about an air crash, just two days before warned me and prevented me from taking it up as my career as she was scared of losing me. But she was ok with me joining the silver screen. On the other hand, I also felt that I could act and that’s why I chose this filmy world.”
Soon, she opted for Charminar as her debut. “While I was getting ready to enter the tinsel world, I met director, Chandru, who spoke to me about the two characters in his film, Charminar. He thought I could play the college girl’s role as I am kind of bubbly and I behave like one. The director felt that this film will give me a good introduction to the Kannada industry.
Kumudha is also popularly known as Mirchi Kumudha. “I earned a lot of recognition through the reality show that I participated in. It could also be one of the reasons that I got a chance to work in Charminar,” she admits. Kumudha who doesn’t mind sharing screen space with other heroines feels that as an artiste, she should be ready to don any role. “The audiences should be curious about what is coming from me and the films, I chose, says this newbie, who had offers coming her way after the reality show. But it is all about who you start your career with? Our debut helps us in getting recognised and also enables us to make the next move,” Kumudha explains.
The first timer feels that Prem is not a bad hero to work with. “His few films are a hit and he has given some bad movies too. As an artiste, everything is a learning process. I have done the right think by choosing Charminar as my debut,” she says.
Kumudha who doesn’t even want to think of any other industry prefers working in Kannada films. “Why should I think of going to any other place, when I get an opportunity to work in my mother tongue,” says this young lass, who is of the opinion that Kannada speaking heroines are given an opportunity only if approached the right way. “You can’t sit at home and expect projects to come to you. When you have the talent, why won’t they not take notice of you? It should work both ways,” she concludes.