Every film that features Meghana Raj is sure to have something good or different about it. That’s how the actress wants to define her choice in films. “I could be called choosy for doing only films that are content-driven, I am lucky that even filmmakers understand this,” she says.
Noorondu Nenapu, slated for a summer release, is one such movie, according to her. The film directed by Kumaresh M is based on the novel Duniyadari written by Suhas Shivalkar and a film was also made in Marathi with the same name. Meghana has been paired opposite Chetan in the film that also features actors such as Rajavardhan and Archana, along with an ensemble cast.
The film is set in the 80s and this ‘retro’ look is what drew Meghana to this film. “I found fashion from this period interesting,” she says.
Apparently, Meghana did not find it difficult to slip into a character from that era. She puts it down to having an easy reference point in her mother, Pramila Joshai, who is also an actress. “I literary copied my mother,” she says.
“I had kept all her photographs, which came in handy. I have tried to imitate her look, which she has carried in her films and that includes the hairstyle, colour combinations, the make up, and even
the shape of the eyebrows. I can proudly say that I look like my mother in the film.”
Meghana calls 80s “the golden period of Karnataka and Sandalwood”. “There was nothing momentary then and everything was long-term, I like that and believe that whatever started then stood the test of time,” she says.
Noorondu Nenapau, Meghana says, is about six beautiful people with different perspectives in life who meet in college. “The journey of friends is well told,” she says. “Of course, there is fun and family. When I heard the Kannada narration, I had tears and it made me nostalagic. I can certain that this will be the best summer film.”