‘I’ve never had two guys fight over me’
Surprised by the news of Jolly Boy being a remake of Wake Up Sid, actress Rekha clears the air and reveals that the two movies have nothing to do with each other. “Having completed the film, I know for sure that there is not even a single similarity between the two films. I guess people assumed it was a remake of Wake Up Sid because of its title. In fact if anyone is remaking Wake Up Sid, please let me know,” says the actress, who is currently in the City.
Speaking of the film, Rekha says she will be playing the role of a college student. “Through this movie, I will be fulfilling my long time dream of going to college. I never got the opportunity to go to college because I got into acting very early. So I guess somewhere down the line, this role has given me the satisfaction of being a college student,” she explains.
Delving deeper into the character, Rekha has made sure to keep her look for the film as simple as possible. The actress, who is known for her glamourous avatar, will be seen in a casual attire in Jolly Boy. “Generally college students wear either kurtis or casual tees and jeans. So I want to maintain that in the film,” she adds.
While one has seen her opposite many of the industry’s leading men, this will be the first time she will be acting opposite Diganth. “He is a great co-star and fun to work with. Plus after seeing some of the stills, I feel we make a very good-looking couple on screen,” she says. And that’s not all! Rekha will soon be seen in Prema Chandrama, a love triangle which also stars Raghu Mukherjee and Kiran Srinivas. “I have never had two guys fight over me so in this film, I could experience what it feels like,” she laughs and adds, “My aim has always been to try and explore a different side of me with each film and show something that the audience has never seen before.”
Venturing into new arena
Litterateur KM Marulasiddappa is venturing into the alien land of politics by competing the Rajya Sabha polls against Bollywood star Hema Malini. At the same time, his son, director K M Chaitanya, is venturing into a terrain he has never been to. Chaitanya is now producing a TV serial.
He is the creative head, producer and has also written the story for the historical fantasy story Mookambika.
The serial strives to package and project history in an interesting manner.
On what inspired him to get into serials, he says, “I have been watching a lot of Cartoon Network and Pogo with my daughter. I have also been reading a lot of Chandamama tales. I was excited about writing on warriors and horses, something out of this world. And that’s how Mookambika happened,” Chaitanya told Metrolife.
The serial is being directed by Rajender Singh. Chaitanya explains that history, as a subject, has always fascinated him.
“The war scenes are something on the lines of Xena: Warrior Princess and would interest people,” explains Chaitanya.
Talking more about the concept, Chaitanya says, “Though it is a historical tale, it will be written in modern language. The sets and language are not steeped in classical Kannada. We would like the young to understand and associate with the series,” he adds.
Chaitanya says he doesn’t intend to write in flowery and complicated language.
“The story of Queen Elizabeth has fascinated people to no end. She ran an empire and established herself as the Queen. She crossed all the hurdles and ruled,” says Chaitanya.
He adds, “I was thinking of basing the story on a similar person in Karnataka. This is what will be projected in the serial.”
The costumes and props will be designed by Chaitanya’s mother.
The dialogues have been written by Coffee Raghavendra and the music is by S R Ramakrishna.
Nina C George