Shanvi, stuck as Meera, looks forward for Mufti
The actor calls the commercial entertainer content-rich; and though she plays the lead role opposite Sriimurali, she does not have any song in the film
Tarak is having a successful run at the box office, but what makes it more interesting is that Shanvi Srivastava is still living with the hangover of Meera, the character she played in the film starring Darshan and directed by Prakash Jayaram.
The actor, who played an NRI in Tarak, says, “Honestly speaking, I have become Meera with my clothes, my thinking and the role has affected me profoundly. I don’t know how long the film will run in theatres, but the essence of that character will stay with me until I step into another strong character. It is strange and even my family has started asking me about my Meera avatar”.
Her next is Mufti, in which she has an interesting role to play once again. “I took this film, firstly for producer Jayanna. He was keen to have me on board, and I could not say no. Even before listening to the script, I had decided that I would take on this project. Apart from the script, it also has a good star cast with Sriimurali playing the lead,” says Shanvi.
The actor, who plays love interest to the hero in the film, says the story is lighthearted. But, she doesn’t have a song in the film, and that came as a surprise to her. “I told them that if the movie does not demand it, then don’t force it because the screenplay will go haywire. In fact, the makers had polled the public asking whether a mass film required a certain number of songs. In the end, they decided not to have any duet track,” she says.
Apparently, when debutante director Narthan narrated the script to her, it was lengthy. “I think gradually, they realised that they could not have much of my portions included, and had to cut down two songs and some scenes. They could not force me into the story, and I was okay with it,” she says.
Shanvi says that people should watch Mufti mainly for the content, and especially for Sriimurali and Shivarajkumar. “If they are coming for me, they will get a few sweet expressions and a little comedy from me. I am glad that I could blend into a story of this kind,” she says.