More than just song and dance

More than just song and dance

Challenging Roles

More than just song and dance

The news of Nakshatra, daughter of veteran actress Sumithra and director D Rajendra Babu, entering films had created a lot of buzz in Sandalwood.

And her role in Gokula got her the much-needed break as well but soon enough, the actress went missing from the Kannada film industry. The reason? Nakshatra tells Metrolife that the projects in Malayalam and Tamil film industries had been keeping her busy.

“Both my mother and my sister have acted in four languages. So I had plans of acting in films in other languages  but I didn’t expect it to happen this soon,” she adds.

Nakshatra, who wants to do performance-oriented roles,  says that her Malayalam debut, Vaidooryam, is one to look out for.

“I play the role of a very mature woman, something that I have never played before. It was a huge challenge for me as some of the scenes were very demanding. The director, Kailash sir, was so impressed by my performance that he said that I would win a state award for the role,” she says.

Happy with the kind of response she got for her Tamil film, Doo, Nakshatra says that talks are on for her next Tamil film.

“No matter in which language I act, my priority will always be to take up movies in which my character has something to do. I don’t want to do films where I just have a few songs and look pretty. I want to do movies where I can show what I am capable of, even if it is just in a few scenes,” she explains.

With so much going on for her in other industries, the pretty damsel has not forgotten her roots. Her first love, she says, will always be Kannada movies.
Currently, Nakshatra is shooting for her father D Rajendra Babu’s directorial comeback, which is tentatively titled Kuchiku or Intha Jodeena Ellaro Kandira.

“We are yet to decide on the title. It’s an exciting film which speaks about the thrill and excitement that is part of young people’s lives. It has been fun shooting with my dad behind the camera and I hope the audience will love the film,” she signs off.

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