'Mysore Pak' has a fan in Aindrita

'Mysore Pak' has a fan in Aindrita

If not the sway of sandalwood, she would have worn a white apron treating patients as a dentist. Now, she is one among the reigning damsels of sandalwood, who in just a few years of her foray into celluloid has set many a hearts on fire.

Meet  Aindrita Ray, who goes non-stop while recollecting her experience with Puneeth Rajkumar and Yogaraj Bhat, hero and director respectively of ‘Paramatma’ her forthcoming film. “It’s amazing to work with Yogaraj sir, with whom I had worked in Manasare too,” says Aindrita. The director knows how to portray a woman acceptable to one and all. How can I forget Puneeth, reaffirms Aindrita when asked about her male lead.

A Bengali by origin, Aindrita is also a Kannadiga for her nascent days spent in Bangalore, where she still resides. Mysore is just 100 odd km away from the town and the salubrious weather here attracts me, Aindrita told City Herald. Recently she completed shooting for ‘Parijatha’ with Diganth in the lead.

“There was a shot planned with illuminated sight of Mysore Palace in the background. It was only me and Diganth and as soon as the lights went on, my heart gushed with accolades for the architectural wonder. It still remains etched in my memory,” she says.
Ask about Dasara, the ‘Nada Habba’ of Mysore, Aindrita quips in smattering of Kannada- we (Bengalis) too celebrate the festival, but its ‘Dussera’ for us. Ask her about lovable things in life- she says- I love my life first, and ‘Zorro’ comes next.

Who’s Zorro? It’s her pet boxer breed, who swipes his claws ditto Antony Banderos with his sword in ‘The Mask of Zorro’. It was the only reason, she named her six-year-old dog ‘Zorro’. When he raises his body and stands on hind legs, he matches me in height, explains Aindrita.

She has no regrets quitting Bachelor in Dental Science (BDS) course mid-way for the lure of filmdom.

When ever she’s in Mysore for a shoot, she doesn’t forget to buy home one thing- Mysore Pak the flavour of the city of palaces. “As Bengalis splurge on sweets, I have a strong liking for sweets and make it a point that I carry home ‘Mysore Pak.’

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