Teleartiste Chaithra Rao bags a biggie
She is to be part of Radhakrisha Reddy’s Mayabazaar, to be made under Puneeth Rajkumar’s PRK Productions
Having made a name for herself in television, Chaithra Rao is all set for her big break in cinema. The actor of the serial Jodi Hakki fame has bagged a film to be made under Puneeth Rajkumar's PRK Productions.
The production house’s second venture, titled Mayabazaar, which marks that directorial debut of Radhakrishna Reddy, has Chaithra in the cast, along with Raj B Shetty, Prakash Raj, Vaisista Simha and Sudharani.
Chaithra, who attended the launch of the film on Wednesday, sounds excited when chatting with us. “I am glad to be launched under a big banner. It is a boon,” she says.
According to previous reports, Radhakrishna was in search of an actor with a big build to play this role. But, after seeing Chaitra, he tweaked the character to suit her. “The director did tell me this, that he had had certain ideas about the actor’s physique, when it came to this role. But he could not find anyone of that body type, and therefore he decided to rework the script,” she says.
It was an episode of her current TV series that caught Radhakrisha’s attention. “He was surfing channels when he happened to see an episode of Jodi Hakki. Later he contacted me and I was picked for the role.”
Having started as a child artiste, she worked in the TV serial Manase O Manase first, in which she played Sudharani’s daughter. She later did serials such as Chakravyuha and Raaga Anuraaga, and is currently busy shooting for Jodi Hakki. “Though Mayabazaar will be my first feature film, I have worked on an art film called Dwani before,” she says.
Radhakrishna had told her clearly that the film is driven by its cast of characters. “Every commercial film is about its hero and heroine, with the latter having a smaller role. Mayabazaar places us in various situations and I am curious to see how I will be weaved into the story,” she says.
The film will go on floors from January 29. It will have music by Midhun Mukundan and cinematography by Abhishek Kasargod.