'Want to play dream roles'

Talking Movies

Remember ‘Dynamic Star’ Devaraj in K V Raju directed ‘Huliya’, that won state award in the category of best film in Kannada? If all goes well, the cine lovers will have the privilege to watch the flick in new version, but with Devaraj’s son Prajwal in the lead.

In an exclusive chat with City Herald, Prajwal said- it’s been his ambition in life to get into the skin of that character, that cemented his father’s position as an actor in Sandalwood. KVR sir (referring to K V Raju) had portrayed him (Devaraj) like that, the actor who is a couple of films old recalls. “I even shared the thought with my father, but he asked me to wait for the right time”, Prajwal said.

However, when it comes to ‘stardom’ he is enjoying, Prajwal owes it to his fans in Mysore. Prajwal had joined the league of young heroes with his launch pad ‘Sixer’ striking the right chord.

He got his maiden invitation from Mysore, to open a shop, one chance those in filmdom never miss upon and Prajwal had descended on the city of palaces with his parents. He cherishes those memories with love.
On his recent release ‘Murali Meets Meera’, he says one can see a different Prajwal, when compared to his previous releases.

Special role

Similar is the ambition of Harshika Poonacha who has played female lead opposite Prajwal in the very movie.

“I want to play a role of specially abled, especially visually challenged. Only rarest of rare actors have enacted the character”, Harshika says.  She had completed her SSLC exams, when she landed with heroine’s role in her debut movie ‘PUC’.

Harshika thanks her relative who was working with a private Kannada channel.  Her uncle asked her to take the screen test and she spoke to the will of her mind. She had done it.

However, it’s in Murali..., her acting talent got noticed earning her rich reviews. You may be surprised to know, she has a job in her hand getting through campus interviews.

A final year engineering student studying in Electrical and Electronics (E and E) at Cambridge Institute of Technology, in Bangalore, she has job offers from IT giants like Infosys and Accenture.

 “I am the only heroine with engineering degree”, smiles Harshika. She also has her plans set for the future- to go in pursuit of engineering for career.

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