Actor Sharmila Mandre, who is no newcomer to Kannada films, recently forayed into the Tamil industry with Mirattal. The pretty lass now has her eyes set even on Tollywood. “After watching Mirattal, I was approached to do Kevvu Keka, a romantic comedy. Doing Telugu films has been on the agenda but I never expected such an offer to come my way this soon,” says Sharmila.
The film, which stars her opposite Allari Naresh, is a family entertainment. “It is a fun film and the comedy lies in the confusions that the lead characters are faced with,” she adds.
She will be shooting for this film for 80 days after which she will begin shooting for her second Tamil film. “I will begin work on the film in December. And at this point this is all I can reveal as I have been instructed not to speak about the film,” she adds.
So with her getting more and more offers in other industries, will the actor bid good bye to Kannada films?
“Why would I do that when I am yet to work with so many more Kannada actors and directors. It’s just that I believe in waiting for the right project. Even when I started doing Kannada films, you would have noticed that I never did back to back films. I don’t feel the need to be in the rat race. I do my own things and am at peace with myself,” she justifies.
Before signing off, however, she does stop to wonder, “Why can’t people in the Kannada industry feel happy about the fact that a local talent is being recognised elsewhere too? Why not look at my entry into other languages as a positive sign rather than being critical about it or assuming that I no longer wish to be a part of the Kannada industry?” To stop tongues from wagging, Sharmila does reveal that a Kannada film is on the anvil as well.