Life Jothe Ondu Selfie has captured the real me: Hariprriya
The actor says her role in the film required her to play her age, something that not many directors had offered her earlier
It is not often that you get to play yourself in a film; which is why Hariprriya grabbed the role she was offered in Life Jothe Ondu Selfie. Directed by Dinakar Thoogudeepa, the script written by his wife, Manasa, revolves around friendship. Hariaprriya shares screen space with Prem and Prajwal Devaraj in the film. “No role will mirror us in real life. But to some extent, I got to be myself in this film,” she says.
The actor considers this film the best example in the category of having ‘fun while shooting’. “Although people think I’m an introvert, only my very close circle knows how fun-loving I am. So, I was in my comfort zone in this film. My character, Reshmi aka Rash, is an innocent, sensitive and mature girl. She’s also a chatter-box. Only during the dubbing did I realise that I speak so much in the film,” says Hariprriya, throwing light on her character, which required her to play her own age. “That's something that not many directors have been able to offer me,” she adds.
Personally, Hariprriya loves travelling and Life Jothe Ondu Selfie gave her an opportunity to discover new places, including Goa, Udupi and Mullayanagiri. “It’s the first time that I did river rafting at Rishikesh, which helped me overcome my fear of water,” says the actor, who also reveals to us that for the film she was on a complete liquid diet.
“We capture memories through our life journey. These stay with us forever. Life Jothe .. is a film that is a mixture of such memories and emotions. People of all ages can relate to it,” she signs off.